adjective, compar. of much or many with most as superl.
adverb compar. of much with most as superl.
- to some extent; somewhat: She seemed more or less familiar with the subject.
- about; in substance; approximately: We came to more or less the same conclusion.
Origin of more
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adjective, more, most.
Origin of many
Definition for more (5 of 7)
plural noun Sociology.
Origin of mores
Definition for more (6 of 7)
adjective, more, most.
adverb, more, most.
Origin of much
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Examples from the Web for more
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 what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
However, more than 20 players on the ballot this year were probably worthy of being enshrined in Cooperstown.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
He might have excused her with the remark that just on such was an accidental inequality the more dangerous.Weighed and Wanting|George MacDonald
She smiled at them; but they did not return the salutation, and their actions made her more shy.The Girl from Montana|Grace Livingston Hill
She answered: "I think you are more worth paying for than he is."Grettir The Strong|Unknown
The Times, referring to the debate on the Irish Church, remarked that the viceroyalty was more and more 'a mere ornament.'The Land-War In Ireland (1870)|James Godkin
A dozen or more fell into the boat, and were eagerly seized and killed by the famishing crew.The Voyage of the "Steadfast"|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for more (1 of 5)
- 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
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Word Origin for mores
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- a large number ofmany coaches; many times
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)many are seated already
- a great number ofas many apples as you like; too many clouds to see
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)I have as many as you
Word Origin for many
British Dictionary definitions for more (5 of 5)
- (usually used with a negative) a great quantity or degree ofthere isn't much honey left
- (as pronoun)much has been learned from this
Word Origin for much
Word Origin and History for more (1 of 5)
Old English mara "greater, more, stronger, mightier," used as a comparative of micel "great" (see mickle), from Proto-Germanic *maizon- (cf. Old Saxon mera, Old Norse meiri, Old Frisian mara, Middle Dutch mere, Old High German mero, German mehr), from PIE *meis- (cf. Avestan mazja "greater," Old Irish mor "great," Welsh mawr "great," Greek -moros "great," Oscan mais "more"), from root *me- "big." Sometimes used as an adverb in Old English ("in addition"), but Old English generally used related ma "more" as adverb and noun. This became Middle English mo, but more in this sense began to predominate in later Middle English.
"Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
"I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."
"You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."
More or less "in a greater or lesser degree" is from early 13c.; appended to a statement to indicate approximation, from 1580s.
Word Origin and History for more (1 of 5)
"customs," 1907, from Latin mores "customs, manners, morals" (see moral (adj.)).
Word Origin and History for more (2 of 5)
c.1200, worn down by loss of unaccented last syllable from Middle English muchel "large, much," from Old English micel "great in amount or extent," from Proto-Germanic *mekilaz, from PIE *meg- "great" (see mickle). As a noun and an adverb, from c.1200. For vowel evolution, see bury.
Word Origin and History for more (3 of 5)
Old English menigu, from many (adj.). The many "the multitude" attested from 1520s. Cf. also Gothic managei "multitude, crowd," Old High German managi "large number, plurality," German Menge "multitude."
Word Origin and History for more (4 of 5)
Old English monig, manig "many, many a, much," from Proto-Germanic *managaz (cf. Old Saxon manag, Swedish mången, Old Frisian manich, Dutch menig, Old High German manag, German manch, Gothic manags), from PIE *menegh- "copious" (cf. Old Church Slavonic munogu "much, many," Old Irish menicc, Welsh mynych "frequent," Old Irish magham "gift"). Pronunciation altered by influence of any (see manifold).
Culture definitions for more
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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