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
British Dictionary definitions for much as
- (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 as
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 as (1 of 2)
see as much as, def. 2.
Idioms and Phrases with much as (2 of 2)
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