[noo-mer-uh s, nyoo-]
- 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
Synonyms for numerous
1. See many.
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- being many
- consisting of many units or partsa numerous collection
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Word Origin and History for overnumerousness
early 15c., from Latin numerosus "numerous," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)). Related: Numerosity.
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