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numerous

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

Simple Definition of numerous

  • : existing in large numbers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of numerous

  1. :  consisting of great numbers of units or individuals <born into a numerous family>; also :  many <received numerous complaints>

numerously adverb
numerousness noun

Examples of numerous in a sentence

  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



NUMEROUS Defined for Kids

numerous

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

Definition of numerous for Students

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





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