Definition of numerous
- born into a numerous family
- received numerous complaints
- The people I'd like to thank are too numerous to mention.
She decided to leave for numerous reasons.
The birds are becoming more numerous in this area.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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