1. [syn: populous, thickly settled]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Populous \Pop"u*lous\, a. [L. populosus, fr. populus people: cf.
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.] --J. Webster.
3. Common; vulgar. [Obs.] --Arden of Feversham.
4. Numerous; in large number. [Obs.] "The dust . . . raised
by your populous troops." --Shak.
[1913 Webster] -- Pop"u*lous*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: densely populated [syn: populous, thickly settled]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "populous":
alive with, bristling, bursting, close, colonized, compact,
crammed, crawling, crowded, crowding, dense, empeopled, firm, full,
in profusion, inhabited, jam-packed, jammed, lavish, legion,
multifarious, multitudinal, multitudinous, numerous, occupied,
overflowing, packed, peopled, populated, prodigal, profuse,
proliferating, prolific, rife, serried, settled, several, solid,
studded, sundry, superabundant, swarming, teeming, tenanted, thick,
thick as hail, thick with, thick-coming, thronged, thronging,