numerous

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

Definition of numerous

  1. :  consisting of great numbers of units or individuals born into a numerous family; also :  many received numerous complaints The people I'd like to thank are too numerous to mention.

numerously

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numerousness

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Examples of numerous in a Sentence

  1. She decided to leave for numerous reasons.

  2. The birds are becoming more numerous in this area.

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Origin and Etymology of numerous

Middle English, from Latin numerosus, from numerus


First Known Use: 15th century



NUMEROUS Defined for English Language Learners

numerous

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Definition of numerous for English Language Learners

  • : existing in large numbers


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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