Nu"mer*ous (?), a. [L. numerosus. See Number.]

1.

Consisting of a great number of units or individual objects; being many; as, a numerous army.

Such and so numerous was their chivalry. Milton.

2.

Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; measured and counted; melodious; musical.

[Obs.]

Such prompt eloquence Flowed from their lips, in prose or numerous verse. Milton.

-- Nu"mer*ous*ly, adv. -- Nu"mer*ous*ness, n.

 

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