1. Abounding in people; full of inhabitants; containing many inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the country.
Heaven, yet populous, retains
Number sufficient to possess her realms. --Milton.
2. Popular; famous. [Obs.]
3. Common; vulgar. [Obs.]
4. Numerous; in large number. [Obs.] “The dust . . . raised by your populous troops.”
-- Pop*u*lous*ly, adv. -- Pop*u*lous*ness, n.
adj : densely populated [syn: thickly settled]