numerous

[ noo-mer-uh s, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu- /

adjective

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

1580–90; < Latin numerōsus consisting of a great number, numerous, equivalent to nume-r(us) number + -ōsus -ous

SYNONYMS FOR numerous

1 See many.

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for overnumerousness

numerous

/ (ˈnjuːmərəs) /

adjective

being many
consisting of many units or partsa numerous collection

Derived Forms

numerously, adverbnumerousness, noun
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