- 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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Examples from the Web for numerous
The new claims present numerous big problems for Prince Andrew.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’
January 4, 2015
The group puts out most of its statements—on its Twitter feed, or its numerous websites—in Arabic, as opposed to Baluchi or Farsi.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
In Greek mythology, the species became associated with numerous gods.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
But in 2014, numerous states passed common-sense public safety laws, showing that the momentum for gun safety is building.The NRA’s Twisted List for Santa
December 23, 2014
In the past, union officials have appeared at numerous peaceful protests in New York and across the country.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop
December 19, 2014
Numerous lamps were lighted in the trees, making the gardens bright as noon.
Her father rode by her side, and a numerous train of attendants followed.
She had always paid him generously for the numerous errands he had run for her.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
It is also much used as a basis for numerous other dressings.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
But of all classes of foreigners the Irish are by far the most numerous.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
- being many
- consisting of many units or partsa numerous collection
Word Origin and History for numerous
early 15c., from Latin numerosus "numerous," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)). Related: Numerosity.