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


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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


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