- 1Form the population of (a place): the island is populated by scarcely 40,000 people a cosy rural town populated with friendly folkMore example sentences
- The city is densely populated with the second highest number of people per hectare in the whole of the south-east.
- The crash site is densely populated with lots of small homes.
- Pretty soon the place was populated with everybody from gypsies to prime ministers to people with turbans running around - it was indeed an Orson party.
- 1.1Cause people to settle in (a place).More example sentences
- The earthern barriers to the surrounding arms of the Fraser have existed in some form since the settlers first started populating the area in the mid to late 1800s.
- Much of the world was not populated, settlements of people existed here and there.
- In Monterey Bay, California, scientists documented a complete turnover of the marine population with cold water fish moving northward and warm water fish and sea animals moving in to populate that area.
- 1.2Fill or be present in (a place or sphere): the film is an epic fantasy populated by grotesque weirdosMore example sentences
- Certainly grotesque characters populate the world, as in all of the Coens' films, but a lot of the film ultimately centers on Ed's obsession with cleanliness.
- Given that Haslam has played and improvised enough characters to populate a small city, is there some quality that unites the less ephemeral ones?
- Here's a brief guide to the freaks and grotesques that populate the Peepshow world.
- 1.3 Computing Fill in (data).More example sentences
- In such a case it makes more sense to use a conventional ETL (extract, transform and load) tool to populate the data warehouse rather than attempt to federate it with transactional sources.
- I quickly corrected the error and re-ran the Perl script that generates the HTML pages and populates the database for the search engine.
- In any event, when I tried to skirt the browser interface and populate the cluster database manually with the provided script, I was greeted with what I consider the death knell of this project.
late 16th century: from medieval Latin populat- 'supplied with people', from the verb populare, from populus 'people'.