innumerable

adjective
in·​nu·​mer·​a·​ble | \ i-ˈnüm-rə-bəl How to pronounce innumerable (audio) , -ˈnyüm-; -ˈn(y)ü-mə-\

Definition of innumerable

: too many to be numbered : countless also : very many

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Other Words from innumerable

innumerably \ i-​ˈnüm-​rə-​blē How to pronounce innumerably (audio) , -​ˈnyüm-​ ; -​ˈn(y)ü-​mə-​ \ adverb

Examples of innumerable in a Sentence

There are innumerable errors in the book. our reasons to give thanks are as innumerable as the stars

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The interests of battleground states shape innumerable government policies, including, for example, steel quotas imposed by the free-trade president, George W. Bush, and the Trump steel and aluminum tariffs now, from the free-trade party. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Popular Vote backers miss a key Electoral College rationale," 27 June 2019 The United States retains enormous advantages in terms of economic and military power, a global alliance system, and leadership in the innumerable institutions built under the Pax Americana. Jonathan D. T. Ward, National Review, "China and the Major Powers," 25 June 2019 As in the case of Raman, there have been innumerable cases of these animals going berserk and killing humans—mahouts, owners, members of the general public—and other elephants. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "This elephant-obsessed Indian state is finally stepping in to protect abused captive animals," 13 June 2019 Join our scientist hosts in the field for a macro photography workshop, setting light traps that allow us to capture up-close photos of some of the Amazon’s innumerable insect species. National Geographic, "Ecuadorian Amazon and the Galápagos High School Expedition," 12 June 2019 Ethical, inclusionary development adds value to cities in innumerable ways. Michael Greenberg, The New York Review of Books, "Building in Berkeley," 21 Feb. 2019 Besides returning with innumerable botanical specimens and a small... A. Roger Ekirch, WSJ, "‘Endeavour’ Review: The Floating Laboratory," 17 May 2019 For more than two decades in Major League Baseball, the beloved Oriole became an emblem of persistence and grit, and his accolades are innumerable. Adam Cohen, Smithsonian, "Baseball Legend Cal Ripken Jr. Takes Home Another Award, This Time From the Smithsonian," 20 Apr. 2018 There are an innumerable people who are out on maternity or paternity leave…and the intent of those leaves is to give people the time and space to be able to bond with their children. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Kirstjen Nielsen and Ivanka Trump on Border Separations, Katrina Lake's Pregnancy: Broadsheet June 19," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of innumerable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for innumerable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin innumerabilis, from in- + numerabilis numerable

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innumerable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of innumerable

: too many to be counted : very many

innumerable

adjective
in·​nu·​mer·​a·​ble | \ i-ˈnü-mə-rə-bəl How to pronounce innumerable (audio) , -ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of innumerable

: too many to be counted innumerable stars

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