[ mawr, mohr ]
/ mɔr, moʊr /

adjective, compar. of much or many with most as superl.

in greater quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number: I need more money.
additional or further: Do you need more time? More discussion seems pointless.


adverb compar. of much with most as superl.

Idioms for more

    more and more, to an increasing extent or degree; gradually more: They became involved more and more in stock speculation.
    more or less,
    1. to some extent; somewhat: She seemed more or less familiar with the subject.
    2. about; in substance; approximately: We came to more or less the same conclusion.

Origin of more

before 900; Middle English; Old English māra; cognate with Old High German mēro, Old Norse meiri, Gothic maiza. See most


more·ness, noun


moor more

Definition for more (2 of 7)

[ mawr, mohr ]
/ mɔr, moʊr /


Hannah,1745–1833, English writer on religious subjects.
Paul Elmer,1864–1937, U.S. essayist, critic, and editor.
Sir Thomas,1478–1535, English humanist, statesman, and author: canonized in 1935.

Definition for more (3 of 7)

[ muh-rey ]
/ məˈreɪ /


Definition for more (4 of 7)

[ men-ee ]
/ ˈmɛn i /

adjective, more, most.

constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people.
noting each one of a large number (usually followed by a or an): For many a day it rained.


a large or considerable number of persons or things: A good many of the beggars were blind.
the many, the greater part of humankind.


many persons or things: Many of the beggars were blind. Many were unable to attend.

Origin of many

before 900; Middle English mani, meni, Old English manig, menig; akin to Old Saxon, Old High German manag, menig, Danish mange, Gothic manags


1 multifarious, multitudinous, myriad; divers, sundry, various. Many, innumerable, manifold, numerous imply the presence or succession of a large number of units. Many is a popular and common word for this idea: many times. Numerous, a more formal word, refers to a great number or to very many units: letters too numerous to mention. Innumerable denotes a number that is beyond count or, more loosely, that is extremely difficult to count: the innumerable stars in the sky. Manifold implies not only that the number is large but also that there is variety or complexity.


o·ver·man·y, adjective

Definition for more (5 of 7)

[ mawr-eyz, -eez, mohr- ]
/ ˈmɔr eɪz, -iz, ˈmoʊr- /

plural noun Sociology.

folkways of central importance accepted without question and embodying the fundamental moral views of a group.

Origin of mores

1905–10; < Latin mōres, plural of mōs usage, custom


customs, conventions, practices.

Definition for more (6 of 7)

[ muhch ]
/ mʌtʃ /

adjective, more, most.

great in quantity, measure, or degree: too much cake.


a great quantity, measure, or degree: Much of his research was unreliable.
a great, important, or notable thing or matter: The house is not much to look at.

adverb, more, most.

to a great extent or degree; greatly; far: to talk too much; much heavier.
nearly, approximately, or about: This is much like the others.

Origin of much

1150–1200; Middle English muche, moche, apocopated variant of muchel, mochel, Old English mycel; replacing Middle English miche(l), Old English micel great, much (cf. mickle), cognate with Old Norse mikill, Gothic mikils, Greek mégal-, suppletive stem of mégas great


much very (see usage note at very)

Definition for more (7 of 7)

ex more
[ eks moh-re; English eks mawr-ee, mohr-ee, mawr-ey, mohr-ey ]
/ ɛks ˈmoʊ rɛ; English ɛks ˈmɔr i, ˈmoʊr i, ˈmɔr eɪ, ˈmoʊr eɪ /

adverb Latin.

according to custom. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for more (1 of 5)

/ (mɔː) /



Word Origin for more

Old English māra; compare Old Saxon, Old High German mēro, Gothic maiza. See also most

undefined more

See most

British Dictionary definitions for more (2 of 5)

/ (mɔː) /


Hannah. 1745–1833, English writer, noted for her religious tracts, esp The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain
Sir Thomas . 1478–1535, English statesman, humanist, and Roman Catholic Saint; Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII (1529–32). His opposition to the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and his refusal to recognize the Act of Supremacy resulted in his execution on a charge of treason. In Utopia (1516) he set forth his concept of the ideal state. Feast day: June 22 or July 6

British Dictionary definitions for more (3 of 5)

/ (ˈmɔːreɪz) /

pl n

sociol the customs and conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group or society

Word Origin for mores

C20: from Latin, plural of mōs custom

British Dictionary definitions for more (4 of 5)

/ (ˈmɛnɪ) /


(sometimes preceded by a great or a good)
  1. a large number ofmany coaches; many times
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as plural)many are seated already
(foll by a, an, or another, and a singular noun) each of a considerable number ofmany a man
(preceded by as, too, that, etc)
  1. a great number ofas many apples as you like; too many clouds to see
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as plural)I have as many as you


the many the majority of mankind, esp the common peoplethe many are kept in ignorance while the few prosper Compare few (def. 7)
See also more, most

Word Origin for many

Old English manig; related to Old Frisian manich, Middle Dutch menech, Old High German manag

British Dictionary definitions for more (5 of 5)

/ (mʌtʃ) /




(predicative; usually used with a negative) impressive or importantthis car isn't much
See also more, most

Word Origin for much

Old English mycel; related to Old English micel great, Old Saxon mikil, Gothic mikils; compare also Latin magnus, Greek megas
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Culture definitions for more

[ (mawr-ayz, mawr-eez) ]

The customs and manners of a social group or culture. Mores often serve as moral guidelines for acceptable behavior but are not necessarily religious or ethical.

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Idioms and Phrases with more (1 of 3)


In addition to the idioms beginning with more

  • more and more
  • more bang for the buck
  • more dead than alive
  • more fun than a barrel of monkeys
  • more in sorrow than in anger
  • more often than not
  • more or less
  • more power to someone
  • more sinned against than sinning
  • more than meets the eye
  • more than one bargained for
  • more than one can shake a stick at
  • more than one way to skin a cat
  • more the merrier, the

also see:

  • bite off more than one can chew
  • irons in the fire, more than one
  • wear another (more than one) hat
  • what is more

Idioms and Phrases with more (2 of 3)


In addition to the idioms beginning with many

  • many a
  • many hands make light work
  • many happy returns
  • many is the

also see:

  • as many
  • good (great) many
  • in so many words
  • irons in the fire, too many
  • so many
  • too many cooks spoil the broth

Idioms and Phrases with more (3 of 3)


In addition to the idioms beginning with much

  • much ado about nothing
  • much as
  • much less
  • much sought after

also see:

  • as much
  • as much as
  • make much of
  • not miss a trick (much)
  • not think much of
  • pretty much
  • so much
  • so much for
  • so much the better
  • (much) sought after
  • take it (just so much)
  • take on (too much)
  • too much of a good thing
  • without so much as
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