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[ noo-mer-uhs, nyoo- ]


  1. very many; being or existing in great quantity:

    numerous visits;

    numerous fish.

  2. consisting of or comprising a great number of units or individuals:

    Recent audiences have been more numerous.


/ ˈnjuːmərəs /


  1. being many
  2. consisting of many units or parts

    a numerous collection

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Derived Forms

  • ˈnumerousness, noun
  • ˈnumerously, adverb
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Other Words From

  • numer·ous·ly adverb
  • numer·ous·ness nu·me·ros·i·ty [noo-m, uh, -, ros, -i-tee, nyoo-], noun
  • over·numer·ous adjective
  • over·numer·ous·ly adverb
  • over·numer·ous·ness noun
  • super·numer·ous adjective
  • super·numer·ous·ly adverb
  • super·numer·ous·ness noun
  • un·numer·ous adjective
  • un·numer·ous·ly adverb
  • un·numer·ous·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of numerous1

First recorded in 1580–90; from Latin numerōsus “consisting of a great number, numerous,” equivalent to numer(us) number + -ōsus -ous
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Synonym Study

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Example Sentences

More than 25 movies and numerous TV adaptations have been made of her work.

Additionally, Google has stated numerous times that roughly 15% of searches it receives every day are new.

They have fielded numerous calls about sick and dying birds in the past few months.

Arlein, a passionate skier and former patroller based in Carbondale, Colorado, worked in marketing as he developed numerous ski waxes at night over several years prior to winning the award at Outdoor Retailer.

The architects of the Paris accord and numerous world leaders have long underscored that the pledges made in 2015 were not enough to limit warming to acceptable levels.

The new claims present numerous big problems for Prince Andrew.

The group puts out most of its statements—on its Twitter feed, or its numerous websites—in Arabic, as opposed to Baluchi or Farsi.

In Greek mythology, the species became associated with numerous gods.

Krivov held numerous protests to support the imprisoned activists who became known as the “May 6th prisoners.”

But in 2014, numerous states passed common-sense public safety laws, showing that the momentum for gun safety is building.

The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.

We can readily see how this might have been, from numerous experiments made with both American and European varieties.

Her best-known works are portrait busts, which are numerous.

Numerous methods for staining capsules have been devised, but few are satisfactory.

Not being sufficiently numerous to hold out the town as well as the Alamo, they retreated into the latter.


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