[ mawr-oh-ver, mohr-, mawr-oh-ver, mohr- ]
/ mɔrˈoʊ vər, moʊr-, ˈmɔrˌoʊ vər, ˈmoʊr- /


in addition to what has been said; further; besides.

Origin of moreover

First recorded in 1325–75, moreover is from the Middle English word more over. See more, over

Synonym study

See besides. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for moreover


/ (mɔːˈrəʊvə) /

sentence connector

in addition to what has already been said; furthermore
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Word Origin and History for moreover



late 14c., in phrase and yit more ouer "there is more to say;" from more (adv.) + over (adv.). Written as one word from late 14c.

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