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[ mawr, mohr ]
/ mɔr, moʊr /
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adjective, comparative of much or many, with most as superlative.
in greater quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number: I need more money.
additional or further: Do you need more time? More discussion seems pointless.
noun
adverb, comparative of much, with most as superlative.
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Idioms about 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; 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

moor, more

Other definitions for more (2 of 3)

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[ mawr, mohr ]
/ mɔr, moʊr /

noun
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.

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Moré
[ muh-rey ]
/ məˈreɪ /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for more (1 of 2)

more
/ (mɔː) /

determiner
adverb

Word Origin for more

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

undefined more

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British Dictionary definitions for more (2 of 2)

More
/ (mɔː) /

noun
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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