in greater quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number: I need more money.
additional or further: Do you need more time? More discussion seems pointless.
an additional quantity, amount, or number: I would give you more if I had it. He likes her all the more. When I could take no more of such nonsense, I left.
a greater quantity, amount, or degree: More is expected of him. The price is more than I thought.
something of greater importance: His report is more than a survey.
(used with a plural verb) a greater number of a class specified, or the greater number of persons: More will attend this year than ever before.
in or to a greater extent or degree (in this sense often used before adjectives and adverbs, and regularly before those of more than two syllables, to form comparative phrases having the same force and effect as the comparative degree formed by the termination -er): more interesting; more slowly.
in addition; further; longer; again: Let's talk more another time. We couldn't stand it any more.
Idioms about more
- moreness, noun
- moor, more
Other definitions for More (2 of 3)
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.
Other definitions for Moré (3 of 3)
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How to use more in a sentence
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
For more than a century, Americans have been fretting about these sorts of ghosts.
But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races | David Freedlander | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But since those rosy scenarios were first floated, the California political scene has grown more crowded.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races | David Freedlander | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
If anything the work the two cops and the maintenance guy were doing deserves more respect and probably helped a lot more people.
Madame Ratignolle, more careful of her complexion, had twined a gauze veil about her head.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.Confidence | Henry James
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for more (1 of 2)
(as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): he has more than she has; even more are dying every day
additional; further: no more bananas
(as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): I can't take any more; more than expected
more of to a greater extent or degree: we see more of Sue these days; more of a nuisance than it should be
used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs: a more believable story; more quickly
the comparative of much people listen to the radio more now
additionally; again: I'll look at it once more
more or less
as an estimate; approximately
to an unspecified extent or degree: the party was ruined, more or less
more so to a greater extent or degree
neither more nor less than simply
think more of to have a higher opinion of
what is more moreover
British Dictionary definitions for More (2 of 2)
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
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Other Idioms and Phrases with more
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
- bite off more than one can chew
- irons in the fire, more than one
- wear another (more than one) hat
- what is more
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