- a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things.
- ten thousand.
- of an indefinitely great number; innumerable: the myriad stars of a summer night.
- having innumerable phases, aspects, variations, etc.: the myriad mind of Shakespeare.
- ten thousand.
Origin of myriad
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Examples from the Web for myriad
I met the 38-year-old actor/filmmaker at a bar in Midtown Manhattan to discuss his myriad projects over some Scotch.Adrian Grenier Talks the Economy, the ‘Entourage’ Movie, and the HBO Series’ Alleged ‘Misogyny’
October 28, 2014
And the myriad permutations this takes when it percolates down to the level of pop culture are fascinating.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage
October 16, 2014
Sure there are a myriad of other dating apps out there, but Mixxxer is different.Swipe Right For Sex: Mixxxer Is Tinder for the Porn Star Set
October 4, 2014
Each month, a chosen theme colors the myriad events cramming the calendar.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors
July 10, 2014
In this almost-authentic arena, groups of teenagers are brought together in a myriad of ways.In Praise of ‘Awkward’: OMFG MTV, Like, Really Gets High School
June 20, 2014
Besides the law of meat, there were a myriad other and lesser laws for him to learn and obey.White Fang
It swept toward the dome and dissociated into a myriad specks which were aircraft.Invasion
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
I saw a myriad of flashing lights, heard a tremendous crash, and—that was all.Against Odds
Lawrence L. Lynch
Seven o'clock had already been rung by the myriad bells of Moscow.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
The storm in the night had swelled the myriad creeks, and extended all morasses.The Long Roll
- (also used in plural) a large indefinite number
- archaic ten thousand
Word Origin and History for myriad
1550s, from Middle French myriade and directly from Late Latin myrias (genitive myriadis) "ten thousand," from Greek myrias (genitive myriados) "a number of ten thousand, countless numbers," from myrios (plural myrioi) "innumerable, countless, infinite; boundless," as a definite number, "ten thousand" ("the greatest number in Greek expressed by one word," Liddell & Scott say), of unknown origin; perhaps from PIE *meue- "abundant" (cf. Hittite muri- "cluster of grapes," Latin muto "penis," Middle Irish moth "penis"). Specific use is usually in translations from Greek or Latin.
c.1800, from myriad (n.).