Meaning of numerous in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnjuːm(ə)rəs/

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  • 1Great in number; many.

    ‘she had complained to the council on numerous occasions’
    • ‘The nominees are too numerous to mention - but you can see them all here.’
    • ‘And of course television news is even worse, as numerous studies have shown.’
    • ‘Productivity is notoriously difficult to measure, as numerous studies have found.’
    • ‘Sixty-five U.S. investigations have been launched as well as numerous international studies.’
    • ‘The far more numerous examples of human goodness are barely noticed.’
    • ‘By that time, chess had taken root and chess events became more numerous.’
    • ‘Cookery books became ever more numerous, directed now at servants as well as housewives.’
    • ‘Winifred related that numerous calls to the education office were in vain.’
    • ‘They became so numerous during the Palaeozoic era that their remains often form vast thicknesses of limestone.’
    • ‘There are also numerous examples in the USA, where he has long been popular.’
    • ‘Landrieu had been on the senate floor opposing those budget cuts on numerous occasions.’
    • ‘There are also numerous other prizes to be won.’
    • ‘The result is that numerous museums all over the country are making exciting new acquisitions.’
    • ‘Anglicans were the most numerous in the city, with Quakers a close second.’
    • ‘But the Atlantic cod was by far the most numerous, valuable and important.’
    • ‘Community care legislation has grown piecemeal though numerous statutes over the last half century.’
    • ‘He won numerous awards - many of which were documented by the Evening Press.’
    • ‘Wilson has received numerous awards and honors, including the National Medal of Science.’
    • ‘His aggressive, diabolical performance earned widespread critical praise and numerous British stage awards.’
    • ‘Despite numerous complaints from the whole of the queue, the cashier did nothing.’
    many, a lot of, a great many, very many, countless, scores of, innumerable
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    1. 1.1Consisting of many members.
      ‘the orchestra and chorus were numerous’
      • ‘You know, insects are the most numerous group of species on this planet?’


Late Middle English from Latin numerosus, from numerus ‘a number’.