popular as in carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
"the popular vote"
"institutions of popular government"
popular as in representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
"democratic art forms"
"a democratic or popular movement"
democratic characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; belong to or relating to the Democratic Party; representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
popular as in (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
pop like a pop or with a pop; (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people) ; an informal term for a father; a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork ; music of general appeal to teenagers; bulge outward; hit a pop-fly; make a sharp explosive noise; fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise; cause to make a sharp explosive sound; appear suddenly or unexpectedly; put or thrust suddenly and forcefully; release suddenly; hit or strike; drink down entirely; take drugs, especially orally; cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound; burst open with a sharp, explosive sound