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numerous

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
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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

NUMEROUSNESS Defined for Kids

numerous

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

Definition of NUMEROUS for Kids

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

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