Widely liked or appreciated: a popular resort. Liked by acquaintances; sought after for company: "Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved\u201d ( Margaret Fuller). Of, representing, or carried on by the people at large: the popular vote. Fit for, adapted to, or reflecting the taste of the people at large: popular entertainment; popular science. Accepted by or prevalent among the people in general: a popular misunderstanding of the issue. Suited to or within the means of ordinary people: popular prices. Originating among the people: popular legend.