Pronunciation: (pop'yu-lus), [key]
1. full of residents or inhabitants, as a region; heavily populated.
2. jammed or crowded with people: There's no more populous place than Times Square on New Year's Eve.
3. forming or comprising a large number or quantity: Because of epidemics the tribes are not nearly so populous as they once were.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.