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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Numerous \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; numerous objections. [1913 Webster] Such and so numerous was their chivalry. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; measured and counted; melodious; musical. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Such prompt eloquence Flowed from their lips, in prose or numerous verse. --Milton. [1913 Webster] -- Nu"mer*ous*ly, adv. -- Nu"mer*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]