adj. Widely liked or appreciated: a popular resort. adj. Liked by acquaintances; sought after for company: "Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved” ( Margaret Fuller). adj. Of, representing, or carried on by the people at large: the popular vote. adj. Fit for, adapted to, or reflecting the taste of the people at large: popular entertainment; popular science. adj. Accepted by or prevalent among the people in general: a popular misunderstanding of the issue. adj. Suited to or within the means of ordinary people: popular prices. adj. Originating among the people: popular legend.