populate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v populate fill with inhabitants "populate the forest with deer and wild boar for hunting"
    • v populate inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of "People lived in Africa millions of years ago","The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted","this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean","deer are populating the woods"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres
    • a Populate Populous.
    • v. t Populate To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people.
    • v. i Populate To propagate. "Great shoals of people which go on to populate ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1810 US population was 7,239,881. Black population at 1,377,808 was 19%. In 1969 US population reached 200 million.
    • populate To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; people.
    • populate To breed; propagate; increase in number.
    • populate Populated; populous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The population of the American colonies in 1610 was 350.
    • v.t Populate to people: to furnish with inhabitants
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Quotations

  • G. M. Trevelyan
    G. M. Trevelyan
    “Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensations and cheap appeals.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.”
  • Gertrude Stein
    Gertrude%20Stein
    “It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true.”
  • John Andrew Holmes
    John Andrew Holmes
    “It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.”
  • Carl Jung
    Carl%20Jung
    “The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.”
  • John Updike
    John%20Updike
    “Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. populus, people. See People
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. populaire—L. popularispopulus, the people.

Usage

In literature:

The land that is accessible to a growing population cannot long be superabundant.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
There would be, in that case, a most alarming deduction from our population.
"Thoughts on African Colonization" by William Lloyd Garrison
Either the river takes its name from the population, or the population from the river; the division to which it belongs being a new one.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Yet now we see, ten years afterwards, that instead of fixing the population, the population becomes more wandering.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
The population is about one thousand five hundred.
"Our Battery" by Orlando P. Cutter
The population of this vast empire is not known.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
Aside from the romanization of the native population, little evidence of the occupation survived the Roman evacuation of Dacia.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The Carib part of the population has long vanished.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
It is the most populous town in the Vorarlberg, its population in 1900 being 13,052.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
There are many other towns in the Delta with populations between 10,000 and 20,000.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
The density of population is greatest in Prince Edward Island, where it is 51.6 to the sq.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
As we approach this problem we discover that the two great elements in our population tend to pull in contrary directions.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
The population is estimated at 1,250,000.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
The agricultural population opposes woman's suffrage; the urban population favors it.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
The aggregate population of the group is now about sixty thousand, of whom some thirty-eight thousand are natives.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
The population is estimated at 6,000,000.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
The mortality among the coloured population of our cities is frightful.
"The Color Line" by William Benjamin Smith
The land is fertile, carefully cultivated, and well populated.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
In this respect the latter approaches more nearly the native American population than does the foreign white or immigrant population.
"Jewish Immigration to the United States from 1881 to 1910" by Samuel Joseph
In thirty years Winnipeg has increased in population from 2,000 to 200,000; and become an important gateway of commerce.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
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In poetry:

I will thrust into your souls
Unnamed terrors and despairs --
Populate the air with ghouls
And the sea with murderers.
"The Rhyme Of The Beast" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
The waves tell of ocean spaces,
Of hearts that are wild and brave,
Of populous city places,
Of desolate shores they lave,
Of men who sally in quest of gold
To sink in an ocean grave.
"The Three Voices" by Robert W Service
And during the siege Colonel Baden was cheerful and gay,
While the starving population were living on brawn each day;
And alas! the sufferings of the women and children were great,
But they all submitted patiently to their fate.
"The Relief of Mafeking" by William Topaz McGonagall
But have faith that Time the Scourger will be even with the perjure,
When shall greener be the verdure upon Aspromonte's slope,
When the populations fitted to be wholly manumitted,
Shall be trampled nor outwitted, or by Emperor or Pope.
"Aspromonte" by Alfred Austin
Decrease our population, check our growth,
Deprive us of our wealth, our liberty,
Lower the nation's conscience by a hair,
And you are less than that you were before!
You stand here in the world the man you are,
Because your country is America!
"Nation" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
So saying he went in to the fair and populous mansion,
Straight going up to the hall to seek the illustrious wooers.
But, for poor Argus,— the fate of black death had utterly seiz'd him,
When, in his twentieth year, he saw for a moment Ulysses.
"The Dog Of Ulysses (From Homer, Od. XVII. 290.--In Hexameters.)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Asian population grows in Virginia.
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate) 759.
Rick Perry isn't well-liked among the Latino population.
Two decades ago, nearly one-sixth of the population was forcibly expelled.
Across the West, states often swap animals to restore or boost the local populations.
Biloxi , New Orleans show signs of recovery, population growth post-Katrina.
The world's most populous country will continue its strict family planning policy that permits, in general, only one child per couple living in urban areas, President Hu Jintao announced last week.
Roane County is prepared for a four-day population explosion.
A hot steamy summer and mild winter are breeding a population boom in black widow spiders.
Sandy Cane, 48, won the election earlier this summer and will govern the town of Valceresio, population 5,300, which borders Varesotto and the Swiss confederation of Ticino.
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate) 828.
Latino Support for Gay Marriage Outpaces General US Population.
Elizabeth Warren Shows GOP's Clumsy , Anti-Education Populism.
Bacteria in the gut play a crucial role in human health, and imbalances in bacterial populations can contribute to many disorders.
No one neighborhood should have to shoulder responsibility for Lexington's homeless population.
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In science:

In a simulation of the coevolution of VA and VB populations without any correction of the P opmax parameter, the VA population gets extinct in the first tenths of time steps of coevolution.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
It can be seen that the radio detected SF population has redder colors, smaller 1/c and larger D4000 values than the SF population as a whole.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Small differences in the absolute populations of these sublevels correspond to large fractional differences in the population inversion, and hence the maser gain.
Magnetic Field Morphology of Orion-IRc2 from 86 GHz SiO Maser Polarization Images
The bottom graph presents the population dynamics of all three populations.
Rabi spectra - a simple tool for analyzing the limitations of RWA in modelling of the selective population transfer in many-level quantum systems
The bottom graph presents the population dynamics of all three populations.
Rabi spectra - a simple tool for analyzing the limitations of RWA in modelling of the selective population transfer in many-level quantum systems
The bottom graph presents the population dynamics of all three populations.
Rabi spectra - a simple tool for analyzing the limitations of RWA in modelling of the selective population transfer in many-level quantum systems
This suggests that in a general many-level quantum system there is an upper limit to speed of the efficient population transfer (i.e. such that the great ma jority of the population is transferred) along each particular transition.
Rabi spectra - a simple tool for analyzing the limitations of RWA in modelling of the selective population transfer in many-level quantum systems
We have experimented with adding in a younger population that might be intrinsic to the arc, but there is no room for any significant stellar population younger than ∼ 1 Gyr.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
For a model Galactic pulsar population with an assumed spatial and luminosity distribution, we determine the fraction of the total population which are actually detectable by current large-scale pulsar surveys.
The Cosmic Coalescence Rates for Double Neutron Star Binaries
By comparing the results for populations with and without binary interactions we show that the inclusion of binary interactions makes the appearance of the population substantially bluer – this is the case for each of the quantities we have considered.
Evolutionary Population Synthesis for Binary Stellar Populations
The ma jority of current studies of the integrated light of stellar populations using the evolutionary population synthesis (EPS) method – the most direct approach for modelling galaxies – have tended to focus solely on the evolution of single stars.
Evolutionary Population Synthesis for Binary Stellar Populations
Heckathorn, Respondent-Driven Sampling II: Deriving valid population estimates from chain-referral samples of hidden populations.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
Except for FCC207, which has a pro jected position close the cluster centre, these dEs appear to populate the less densely populated outskirts of the cluster.
Evidence for a warm ISM in Fornax dEs - II. FCC032, FCC206 and FCCB729
We can express γ (a) as γ (a) = Xb≤a where δ := (δb , b ≥ 0) is the jump process of γ , which corresponds to decomposing the terminal population into sub-populations having the same ancestor at the initial time.
Dual random fragmentation and coagulation and an application to the genealogy of Yule processes
More generally, by the branching property, we can decompose the terminal population into sub-populations having the same ancestor at any given time t.
Dual random fragmentation and coagulation and an application to the genealogy of Yule processes
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