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nu·mer·ous

 (no͞o′mər-əs, nyo͞o′-)
adj.
Amounting to a large number; many.

[Middle English, from Latin numerōsus, from numerus, number; see number.]

nu′mer·ous·ly adv.
nu′mer·ous·ness n.

numerous

(ˈnjuːmərəs)
adj
1. being many
2. consisting of many units or parts: a numerous collection.
ˈnumerously adv
ˈnumerousness, numerosity n

nu•mer•ous

(ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu-)

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.
[1580–90; < Latin numerōsus <numer(us) number]
nu′mer•ous•ly, adv.
nu′mer•ous•ness, nu`me•ros′i•ty (-məˈrɒs ɪ ti) n.
syn: See many.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.numerous - amounting to a large indefinite number; "numerous times"; "the family was numerous"; "Palomar's fans are legion"
many - a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number; "many temptations"; "the temptations are many"; "a good many"; "a great many"; "many directions"; "take as many apples as you like"; "too many clouds to see"; "never saw so many people"

numerous

adjective many, several, countless, lots, abundant, plentiful, innumerable, copious, manifold, umpteen (informal), profuse, thick on the ground Such crimes were just as numerous then as they are today. She made numerous attempts to diet, but her weight still soared.
few, not many, scarcely any

numerous

adjective
Amounting to or consisting of a large, indefinite number:
Idiom: quite a few.
Translations
عَديد، كَثير، مُتَعَدِّدمُتَعَدِّدُ
četný
adskilligefor mange
lukuisa
brojan
margir
多数の
매우 많은
daudz
številen
otalig
มากมาย
sayısızpek çok
nhiều

numerous

[ˈnjuːmərəs] ADJnumeroso
in numerous casesen numerosos casos
numerous people believe thatmucha gente cree que ...

numerous

[ˈnjuːmərəs] adj [examples, attempts, problems] → nombreux/euse
Despite numerous attempts I have been unable to find a job → Malgré de nombreuses tentatives je n'ai pas pu trouver de travail.
on numerous occasions → à de multiples reprises

numerous

adjzahlreich; familykinderreich; on numerous occasionsbei vielen Gelegenheiten; it happened numerous timeses geschah sehr oft

numerous

[ˈnjuːmrəs] adjnumeroso/a

numerous

(ˈnjuːmərəs) adjective
very many. His faults are too numerous to mention.

numerous

مُتَعَدِّدُ četný adskillige zahlreich πολυάριθμος numeroso lukuisa nombreux brojan numeroso 多数の 매우 많은 talrijk tallrik liczny numeroso многочисленный otalig มากมาย sayısız nhiều 无数的

numerous

a. numeroso-a.
References in classic literature ?
These cases are the more worthy of our attention, as the external causes by which the component parts were pressed together were much more numerous and powerful than in our case; and consequently less powerful ligaments within would be sufficient to bind the members to the head, and to each other.
A good-sized fly (Tabanus) was extremely numerous, and tormented us by its painful bite.
Like all sea-going ship carpenters, and more especially those belonging to whaling vessels, he was, to a certain off-handed, practical extent, alike experienced in numerous trades and callings collateral to his own; the carpenter's pursuit being the ancient and outbranching trunk of all those numerous handicrafts which more or less have to do with wood as an auxiliary material.
The rulers of the former can have a good pretext, if they are even so inclined, to keep on foot armies so numerous as must of necessity be maintained in the latter.
But we have better evidence on this subject than mere theoretical calculations, namely, the numerous recorded cases of the astonishingly rapid increase of various animals in a state of nature, when circumstances have been favourable to them during two or three following seasons.
The middle state is therefore best, as being least liable to those seditions and insurrections which disturb the community; and for the same reason extensive governments are least liable to these inconveniences; for there those in a middle state are very numerous, whereas in small ones it is easy to pass to the two extremes, so as hardly to have any in a medium remaining, but the one half rich, the other poor: and from the same principle it is that democracies are more firmly established and of longer continuance than oligarchies; but even in those when there is a want of a proper number of men of middling fortune, the poor extend their power too far, abuses arise, and the government is soon at an end.
Then, between that and the midday meal, were drinks numerous enough to develop a pleasant jingle.
Up to that time, however, it must be confessed, the curiosity of the numerous comers was but scantily gratified.
Thou art not stone; but already hast thou become hollow by the numerous drops.
From the environing mountains numerous torrents came plunging and seething down, and the eye could take them in by hundreds.
He had but four men remaining with him, and forty-six horses to take care of; with these he had to make his way over mountain and plain, through a marauding, horse-stealing region, full of peril for a numerous cavalcade so slightly manned.
Nearly the whole of my previous life having been devoted to business and the pursuit of wealth, numerous scenes of which I had no previous conception have dawned upon me--I hope to the enlargement of my mind, and the improvement of my understanding.