numerous Definition

  • 1great in number; many.
  • 2consisting of many members or items.

Using numerous: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "numerous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    There are numerous reasons why I don't want to go.

  • Example

    The company has numerous branches all over the world.

  • Example

    The book contains numerous illustrations and photographs.

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Phrases with numerous

  • existing in great numbers


    The birds were in numerous, filling the sky with their wings.

  • so many that it is impractical or impossible to list them all


    The problems with the project were too numerous to mention.

  • extremely numerous


    The people who attended the concert were numerous as the sands on the seashore.


Summary: numerous in Brief

The term 'numerous' [ˈnjuːmərəs] means 'great in number; many,' and 'consisting of many members or items.' It is often used to describe a large quantity of something, such as 'numerous reasons' or 'numerous branches.' The phrase 'too numerous to mention' is commonly used to indicate that there are too many things to list. 'Numerous as the sands on the seashore' is an idiom used to describe an extremely large number of something.

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