plural noun Sociology.
- morelos y pavón,
- morelos y pavón, josé maría,
- morera's theorem,
- moreton bay bug,
- moreton bay fig,
Origin of mores
adjective, compar. of much or many with most as superl.
adverb compar. of much with most as superl.
Origin of more
O tempora! O mores!
Examples from the Web for mores
Women have long expressed their sexuality—and the mores of the time—through their choice of undergarments.
The change is not in the mores of France, but in its geopolitical and economic history.Dominique Strauss-Kahn Settles With Maid: How the Case Changed France|Christopher Dickey|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the anxious tone was not merely due to the mores of his time.Sometimes Memoirs, Especially by Our Own Kin, Tell Us More Than They Intend|Louisa Thomas|June 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But by night, some say, the mores of a male-controlled culture dominate.
In Egypt, it has not obliterated the mores of a place that has known better times.
As such it constitutes the mores, or moral customs, of a group and is no longer to be regarded as an individual possession.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
Nothing can ever change them but the unconscious and imperceptible movement of the mores.
A concubine may be a woman who has a defined and legally guaranteed relation to one man, if the mores have so determined.
Inevitably they reflect the mores of the time, but do not emphasize them unduly.Edison's Conquest of Mars|Garrett Putnam Serviss
When she is spared she has no rational place in the society; therefore widows were a problem which the mores had to solve.
Word Origin for mores
O tempora! O mores!
Word Origin for O tempora! O mores!
- 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
"customs," 1907, from Latin mores "customs, manners, morals" (see moral (adj.)).
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.
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.
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