innumerable

or in·nu·mer·ous

[ ih-noo-mer-uh-buh l or ih-noo-mer-uh s; ih-nyoo- ]
/ ɪˈnu mər ə bəl or ɪˈnu mər əs; ɪˈnyu- /

adjective

very numerous.
incapable of being counted; countless.

Nearby words

  1. inns of court,
  2. innsbruck,
  3. innu,
  4. innuendo,
  5. innuit,
  6. innumerate,
  7. innutrition,
  8. ino,
  9. inobservance,
  10. inobservant

Origin of innumerable

1300–50; Middle English < Latin innumerābilis countless, innumerable, equivalent to in- in-3 + numerābilis that can be counted or numbered (numerā(re) to count + -bilis -ble)

SYNONYMS FOR innumerable
1. See many. 2. numberless.

Related formsin·nu·mer·a·ble·ness, in·nu·mer·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·nu·mer·a·bly, adverbqua·si-in·nu·mer·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-in·nu·mer·a·bly, adverb

Can be confusedenumerable innumerableinnumerable innumerate

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British Dictionary definitions for innumerable

innumerable

innumerous

/ (ɪˈnjuːmərəbəl, ɪˈnjuːmrəbəl) /

adjective

so many as to be uncountable; extremely numerous
Derived Formsinnumerability or innumerableness, nouninnumerably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for innumerable

innumerable

adj.

mid-14c., from Latin innumerabilis "countless, immeasurable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + numerabilis "able to be numbered," from numerare "to count, number," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)).

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