|1.||[ verb ] (housing) make one's home or live in|
|Synonyms:||live reside dwell inhabit domicile domiciliate people shack|
"There are only 250,000 people in Iceland" "I live in a 200-year old house" "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted" "The plains are sparsely populated"
|Related terms:||be camp occupy lodge board cohabit overpopulate neighbor rusticate live_in live_out people dwelling population resident inhabitant hovel residency inhabitancy liver|
|2.||[ verb ] fill with people or supply with inhabitants|
"people a room" "The government wanted to populate the remote area of the country"
|Related terms:||fill people population|