We're working on a new site. Click here to get a sneak preview.


adjective nu·mer·ous \ˈnüm-rəs, ˈnü-mə-; ˈnyüm-, ˈnyü-mə-\

: existing in large numbers

Full Definition of NUMEROUS

:  consisting of great numbers of units or individuals <born into a numerous family>; also :  many <received numerous complaints>
nu·mer·ous·ly adverb
nu·mer·ous·ness noun

Examples of NUMEROUS

  1. She decided to leave for numerous reasons.
  2. The birds are becoming more numerous in this area.

Origin of NUMEROUS

Middle English, from Latin numerosus, from numerus
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with NUMEROUS

NUMEROUSLY Defined for Kids


adjective nu·mer·ous \ˈnü-mə-rəs, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NUMEROUS for Kids

:  consisting of a large number :  many <She has numerous friends.>


Next Word in the Dictionary: numerus claususPrevious Word in the Dictionary: numero unoAll Words Near: numerous
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears