[ noo-mer-uhs, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu- /
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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.
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Origin of numerous
synonym study for numerous
1. See many.
OTHER WORDS FROM numerous
nu·mer·ous·ly, adverbnu·mer·ous·ness, nu·me·ros·i·ty [noo-muh-ros-i-tee, nyoo-], /ˌnu məˈrɒs ɪ ti, ˌnyu-/, nouno·ver·nu·mer·ous, adjectiveo·ver·nu·mer·ous·ly, adverb
o·ver·nu·mer·ous·ness, nounsu·per·nu·mer·ous, adjectivesu·per·nu·mer·ous·ly, adverbsu·per·nu·mer·ous·ness, nounun·nu·mer·ous, adjectiveun·nu·mer·ous·ly, adverbun·nu·mer·ous·ness, noun
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How to use numerous in a sentence
He stops in front of a building devoted, according to the signs spread numerously about it, to a variety of trade.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York|Lemuel Ely Quigg
During this period a numerously attended meeting of deputies assembled at M. Fulchiron's.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835|Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
The Sparrow-Hawk lays from four to six eggs of a bluish-white, spotted more numerously at the larger end with red-brown blotches.
The eggs are at times more numerously spotted than at others; then the markings are not so large.
Certain it is that no other class of subjects is so numerously represented in the French drama of that precise period as this.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for numerous
/ (ˈnjuːmərəs) /
consisting of many units or partsa numerous collection
Derived forms of numerousnumerously, adverbnumerousness, noun
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