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
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            Such and so numerous was their chivalry. --Milton.
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   2. Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; measured and
      counted; melodious; musical. [Obs.]
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            Such prompt eloquence
            Flowed from their lips, in prose or numerous verse.
      [1913 Webster] -- Nu"mer*ous*ly, adv. --
      Nu"mer*ous*ness, n.
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