from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Amounting to a large number; many.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Indefinitely large numerically, many
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of a great number of units or individual objects; being many.
- adj. Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; measured and counted; melodious; musical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of a great number of individuals: as, a numerous army.
- A great many; not a few; forming a great number: as, numerous objects attract the attention; attacked by numerous enemies.
- Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; melodious; musical.
- In descriptive bot., indefinite in number, usually any number above twenty, as stamens in a flower.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. amounting to a large indefinite number
Middle English, from Latin numerōsus, from numerus, number; see number.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)