[noo-mer-uh s, nyoo-] /ˈnu mər əs, ˈnyu-/
very many; being or existing in great quantity:
numerous visits; numerous fish.
consisting of or comprising a great number of units or individuals:
Recent audiences have been more numerous.
consisting of many units or parts: a numerous collection
early 15c., from Latin numerosus “numerous,” from numerus “a number” (see number (n.)). Related: Numerosity.
[oh-ver-noo-trish-uh n, -nyoo-] /ˌoʊ vər nuˈtrɪʃ ən, -nyu-/ noun 1. the excessive intake of food, especially in unbalanced proportions.
[ok-yuh-pahy] /ˈɒk yəˌpaɪ/ verb (used with object), occupied, occupying. 1. to take or fill up (space, time, etc.): I occupied my evenings reading novels. 2. to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of: Occupy the children with a game while I prepare dinner. 3. to be a resident or tenant of; dwell in: […]
[op-tuh-miz-uh m] /ˈɒp təˌmɪz əm/ noun 1. a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. 2. the belief that good ultimately predominates over evil in the world. 3. the belief that goodness pervades reality. 4. the doctrine that the existing world […]
[op-tuh-mis-tik] /ˌɒp təˈmɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. 2. reflecting a favorable view of events and conditions and the expectation of a positive outcome; demonstrating : an optimistic plan. 3. of or relating to . /ˌəʊvərˌɒptɪˈmɪstɪk/ adjective 1. excessively optimistic […]