adj. - liked by many people.
- a of or for the general public. B prevalent among the general public (popular fallacies).
- (sometimes derog.) Adapted to the understanding, taste, or means of the people (popular science; the popular press). popularity n. Popularly adv.
- front n. Party or coalition combining left-wing groups.
- music n. Any music that appeals to a wide public.
adj. Of or like pigs. [latin: related to *pork]
—n. - carrying of boats or goods overland between two navigable waters.
- place where this is necessary. —v. (-ging) convey (a boat or goods) over a portage. [latin porto carry]
v. - foreshadow as an omen.
- give warning of. [latin portendo: related to *pro-1, *tend1]
n. - omen, significant sign of something to come.
- prodigy; marvellous thing. [latin portentum: related to *portend]
n. (pl. -es or -s) colonnade; roof supported by columns at regular intervals, usu. Attached as a porch to a building. [latin porticus porch]
—n. - part or share.
- amount of food allotted to one person.
- one's destiny or lot. —v. - divide (a thing) into portions.
- (foll. By out) distribute. [latin portio]
v. - make a likeness of.
- describe in words. portrayal n. Portrayer n. [french portraire -trait depict]
v. - hold as property; own.
- have (a faculty, quality, etc.).
- occupy or dominate the mind of (possessed by the devil; possessed by fear). be possessed of own, have. What possessed you? An expression of incredulity. possessor n. [latin possideo possess-]
n. Charge for sending a letter etc. By post.
- stamp n. Official stamp affixed to a letter etc., showing the amount of postage paid.