Idioms about more
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM moremoreness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH moremoor, more
Other definitions for more (2 of 3)
Other definitions for more (3 of 3)
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|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|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.Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie|Arthur Chu|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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 vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.
British Dictionary definitions for more (1 of 2)
- additional; furtherno more bananas
- (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural)I can't take any more; more than expected
- as an estimate; approximately
- to an unspecified extent or degreethe party was ruined, more or less
Word Origin for more
British Dictionary definitions for more (2 of 2)
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