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Definitions for numerous
ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu-nu·mer·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. numerous, legion(p)adjective

    amounting to a large indefinite number

    "numerous times"; "the family was numerous"; "Palomar's fans are legion"

Wiktionary

  1. numerousadjective

    Indefinitely large numerically, many

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Numerousadjective

    Etymology: numerosus, Latin.

    Queen Elizabeth I was not so much observed for having a numerous, as a wise council. Francis Bacon.

    We reach our foes,
    Who now appear so numerous and bold. Edmund Waller.

    Thy heart, no ruder than the rugged stone,
    I might, like Orpheus, with my num’rous moan
    Melt to compassion. Edmund Waller.

    His verses are so numerous, so various, and so harmonious, that only Virgil , whom he professedly imitated, has surpassed him. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Numerousadjective

    consisting of a great number of units or individual objects; being many; as, a numerous army

  2. Numerousadjective

    consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; measured and counted; melodious; musical

  3. Etymology: [L. numerosus. See Number.]

Editors Contribution

  1. numerous

    What is my numerouri. And why I here on earth

    Tell me all about me


    Submitted by Candy.crazy.insane on March 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'numerous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3048

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'numerous' in Adjectives Frequency: #421

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of numerous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of numerous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of numerous in a Sentence

  1. Justin Wang:

    It's hard to imagine something more hostile to life than an ultra-acidic volcanic lake with frequent eruptions, the low biodiversity coupled with numerous adaptations and metabolisms in our sample suggests the lake hosts highly specialized microbes for this kind of environment.

  2. Matthias Katsch:

    The building of lies to protect Pope Benedict has just collapsed with a crash. Benedict was complicit in the abuse of numerous victims after 1980, victims of Priest X.

  3. Ralph Hernandez:

    In Dr. Lakshmanan report, in the coroner’s 2012 review, and supplemental report that was issued, Dr. Lakshmanan explains that Natalie Wood in 1979 . drowned within a short time of entry into the water, it’s supported by numerous details that he documents in his report. That would tend to make us believe that it was, in fact, someone else that was heard calling for help. It’s also coupled with another witness ’ statement provided to the original investigators about a part that was going on in a nearby boat.

  4. Amy Klobuchar:

    Big technology companies have become some of the most powerful organizations in the world. They face little competition and there are numerous examples of the companies purchasing start-up competitors in various lines of business.

  5. Harvard College:

    The concerns expressed have been serious and numerous. The actions that have been taken to improve the climate have been ineffective, and the noticeable lack of faculty dean presence during critical moments has further deteriorated the climate in the house.

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