Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “populous”

populous

adjective     /ˈpɒpjələs/ formal
A populous area has a lot of people living in it: It's one of the world's most populous cities .Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsFull
(Definition of populous adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Full, but you might be interested in these topics from the Full and empty topic area:

Definitions of “populous” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

as husband and wife

in the same way as two people who are married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More