[noo-mer-uh s, nyoo-]
- very many; being or existing in great quantity: numerous visits; numerous fish.
- consisting of or comprising a great number of units or individuals: Recent audiences have been more numerous.
Origin of numerous
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1. See many.
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Examples from the Web for numerously
Diamonds, too, are found in southern India, and numerously so.
Other food crops are wheat, barley, and the soya bean, but these not numerously so.
Then the churches were few, but now all denominations have their own, and numerously.America, Volume IV (of 6)
The meeting was most numerously attended, and there was no opposition.Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century
T. C. Turberville
The assembly was numerously attended, and opened tumultuously.Freaks of Fanaticism
- being many
- consisting of many units or partsa numerous collection
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Word Origin and History for numerously
early 15c., from Latin numerosus "numerous," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)). Related: Numerosity.
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