[ mawr, mohr ]
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adjective,comparative of much or many, with most as superlative.
  1. in greater quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number: I need more money.

  2. additional or further: Do you need more time? More discussion seems pointless.

  1. 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.

  2. a greater quantity, amount, or degree: More is expected of him. The price is more than I thought.

  1. something of greater importance: His report is more than a survey.

  2. (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.

adverb,comparative of much, with most as superlative.
  1. 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.

  2. in addition; further; longer; again: Let's talk more another time. We couldn't stand it any more.

Idioms about more

  1. more and more, to an increasing extent or degree; gradually more: They became involved more and more in stock speculation.

  2. more or less,

    • to some extent; somewhat: She seemed more or less familiar with the subject.

    • about; approximately; in substance: We came to more or less the same conclusion.

Origin of more

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English māra; cognate with Old High German mēro, Old Norse meiri, Gothic maiza; see most

Other words from more

  • moreness, noun

Words that may be confused with more

Words Nearby more

Other definitions for More (2 of 3)

[ mawr, mohr ]

  1. Hannah, 1745–1833, English writer on religious subjects.

  2. Paul Elmer, 1864–1937, U.S. essayist, critic, and editor.

  1. Sir Thomas, 1478–1535, English humanist, statesman, and author: canonized in 1935.

Other definitions for Moré (3 of 3)

[ muh-rey ] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use more in a sentence

  • Madame Ratignolle, more careful of her complexion, had twined a gauze veil about her head.

  • 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)


/ (mɔː) /

    • the comparative of much, many more joy than you know; more pork sausages

    • (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

  1. more of to a greater extent or degree: we see more of Sue these days; more of a nuisance than it should be

  1. used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs: a more believable story; more quickly

  2. the comparative of much people listen to the radio more now

  1. additionally; again: I'll look at it once more

  2. more or less

    • as an estimate; approximately

    • to an unspecified extent or degree: the party was ruined, more or less

  3. more so to a greater extent or degree

  4. neither more nor less than simply

  5. think more of to have a higher opinion of

  6. what is more moreover

Origin of more

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


See most

British Dictionary definitions for More (2 of 2)


/ (mɔː) /

  1. Hannah. 1745–1833, English writer, noted for her religious tracts, esp The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain

  2. 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

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

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