numerous

adjective nu·mer·ous \ ˈnüm-rəs , ˈnü-mə- ; ˈnyüm- , ˈnyü-mə- \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of numerous

: 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

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.

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Origin and Etymology of numerous

Middle English, from Latin numerosus, from numerus



NUMEROUS Defined for English Language Learners

numerous

adjective

Definition of numerous for English Language Learners

  • : existing in large numbers


NUMEROUS Defined for Kids

numerous

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

Definition of numerous for Students

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


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