numerous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin numerosus, from numerus Date: 15th century consisting of great numbers of units or individuals <
born into a numerous family
>
; also many <
received numerous complaints
>
numerously adverbnumerousness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(in number),


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  • Numerous — Nu mer*ous, a. [L. numerosus. See {Number}.] 1. Consisting of a great number of units or individual objects; being many; as, a numerous army; numerous objections. [1913 Webster] Such and so numerous was their chivalry. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • numerous — (adj.) early 15c., from L. numerosus numerous, from numerus a number (see NUMBER (Cf. number) (n.)). Related: Numerosity …   Etymology dictionary

  • numerous — [no͞o′mər əs, nyo͞o′mər əs] adj. [L numerosus < numerus, NUMBER] 1. consisting of many persons or things [a numerous collection] 2. very many numerously adv. numerousness n …   English World dictionary

  • numerous — index copious, frequent, manifold, multifarious, multifold, multiple, myriad, populous, profuse …   Law dictionary

  • numerous — *many, several, sundry, various, divers, multifarious Analogous words: *large, great, big: abundant, *plentiful, plenteous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • numerous — [adj] many, abundant big, copious, diverse, great, infinite, large, legion, lousy with*, multifarious, multitudinal, multitudinous, plentiful, populous, profuse, rife, scads*, several, sundry, thick, umpteen*, various, voluminous, zillion*;… …   New thesaurus

  • numerous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) many. 2) consisting of many members. DERIVATIVES numerously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • numerous — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ especially, particularly, very ▪ increasingly …   Collocations dictionary

  • numerous — nu|mer|ous [ numərəs ] adjective ** existing in large numbers: MANY: He had numerous other duties apart from teaching. on numerous occasions: She has been seen here on numerous occasions. too numerous to mention: I ve made mistakes too numerous… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • numerous */*/ — UK [ˈnjuːmərəs] / US [ˈnumərəs] adjective existing in large numbers He had numerous other duties apart from teaching. on numerous occasions: The car was seen in the area on numerous occasions. too numerous to mention: I ve made mistakes too… …   English dictionary

  • numerous — numerously, adv. numerousness, numerosity /nooh meuh ros i tee, nyooh /, n. /nooh meuhr euhs, nyooh /, adj. 1. very many; being or existing in great quantity: numerous visits; numerous fish. 2. consisting of or comprising a great number of units… …   Universalium

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