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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 ?
Meg had an unusual number of callers to keep her at home, and Jo was in such a divided state of mind that her breakages, accidents, and mistakes were uncommonly numerous, serious, and trying.
Greetings and inquiries as to health having been passed, not without numerous blessings on the part of Mr.
The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.
Philologists have said that there are but two or three languages, properly speaking, among all the numerous tribes which formerly occupied the country that now composes the United States.
Harrod's fort was then defended by only sixty-five men, and Boonsborough by twenty-two, there being no more forts or white men in the country, except at the Falls, a considerable distance from these, and all taken collectively, were but a handful to the numerous warriors that were every where dispersed through the country, intent upon doing all the mischief that savage barbarity could invent.
I always fancy I see people walking in these numerous paths and arbors, but John has cautioned me not to give way to fancy in the least.
Ichabod, on the contrary, had to win his way to the heart of a country coquette, beset with a labyrinth of whims and caprices, which were forever presenting new difficulties and impediments; and he had to encounter a host of fearful adversaries of real flesh and blood, the numerous rustic admirers, who beset every portal to her heart, keeping a watchful and angry eye upon each other, but ready to fly out in the common cause against any new competitor.
For besides the great length of the whaling voyage, the numerous articles peculiar to the prosecution of the fishery, and the impossibility of replacing them at the remote harbors usually frequented, it must be remembered, that of all ships, whaling vessels are the most exposed to accidents of all kinds, and especially to the destruction and loss of the very things upon which the success of the voyage most depends.
Besides all the other phenomena which the exterior of the Sperm Whale presents, he not seldom displays the back, and more especially his flanks, effaced in great part of the regular linear appearance, by reason of numerous rude scratches, altogether of an irregular, random aspect.
And he went all the way home as if upon wings, and burst into the house like a cyclone, to the rage of the numerous lodgers who had just turned in for their daily sleep.
Her corn-cake, in all its varieties of hoe-cake, dodgers, muffins, and other species too numerous to mention, was a sublime mystery to all less practised compounders; and she would shake her fat sides with honest pride and merriment, as she would narrate the fruitless efforts that one and another of her compeers had made to attain to her elevation.
Michaux, who knew but part of them, says that "the species of large trees are much more numerous in North America than in Europe; in the United States there are more than one hundred and forty species that exceed thirty feet in height; in France there are but thirty that attain this size.