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  • 1 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.… …

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

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  • 3 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 …

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

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

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  • 6 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*;… …

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

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

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 numerous — nu|me|rous W3 [ˈnju:mərəs US ˈnu: ] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: numerosus, from numerus; NUMBER1] many ▪ Numerous attempts have been made to hide the truth. ▪ The two leaders have worked together on numerous occasions . too numerous to …

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  • 13 numerous — [[t]nju͟ːmərəs, AM nu͟ːm [/t]] ♦♦♦ ADJ GRADED If people or things are numerous, they exist or are present in large numbers. Sex crimes were just as numerous as they are today... Despite numerous attempts to diet, her weight soared. Ant: rare,… …

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  • 14 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 adverb •… …

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  • 15 numerous — adjective formal many: Numerous attempts have been made to hide the truth. | on numerous occasions …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 numerous — adj. 1 (with pl.) great in number (received numerous gifts). 2 consisting of many (a numerous family). Derivatives: numerously adv. numerousness n. Etymology: L numerosus (as NUMBER) …

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  • 17 numerous — adjective numerous studies have been published on the subject Syn: many, very many, a lot of, scores of, countless, numberless, innumerable; several, quite a few, various; plenty of, copious, a quantity of, an abundance of, a profusion of, a… …

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  • 18 numerous*/ — [ˈnjuːmərəs] adj existing in large numbers Syn: many The car was seen in the area on numerous occasions.[/ex] …

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  • 19 numerous — nu•mer•ous [[t]ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu [/t]] adj. 1) very many; being or existing in great quantity 2) comprising a great number of units or individuals: Recent audiences have been more numerous[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90; < L numerōsus < numer(us) …

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  • 20 numerous — adjective Indefinitely large numerically …

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