adjective, more, most.
adverb, more, most.
- to treat, represent, or consider as of great importance: to make much of trivial matters.
- to treat with great consideration; show fondness for; flatter.
- almost the same as: We need exercise, much as we need nourishment.
- however much: Much as she wanted to stay at the party, she had to leave.
Origin of much
Examples from the Web for much
Between 25 and 30, you’re trying to decide how much longer before you start growing a beard and calling yourself ‘Daddy.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her style, much like her diminutive nickname, is best described as “Hamptons twee”—preppy and peppy.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.
Much of the media coverage around eating disorders surrounds celebrities and models.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“He turned pale, trembled to a great degree, was much agitated, and began to cry,” she told the court.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It could convey so much, could be so tender and beseeching, so charged with deepest sadness, so musical always.Jan and Her Job|L. Allen Harker
I cautioned them of the Consequences of eateing too much &c.The Journals of Lewis and Clark|Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Certainly he never again found himself so well satisfied, or so much at home.The Education of Henry Adams|Henry Adams
But it won't be much use unless you can carry me upstairs and lock me in my room.Mr. Prohack|E. Arnold Bennett
Too much has been made of Heine's superficiality by the pedants among his detractors.
British Dictionary definitions for much
- (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 much
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.
Idioms and Phrases with much
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