much

[ muhch ]
/ mʌtʃ /

adjective, more, most.

great in quantity, measure, or degree: too much cake.

noun

a great quantity, measure, or degree: Much of his research was unreliable.
a great, important, or notable thing or matter: The house is not much to look at.

adverb, more, most.

to a great extent or degree; greatly; far: to talk too much; much heavier.
nearly, approximately, or about: This is much like the others.

Idioms for much

Origin of much

1150–1200; Middle English muche, moche, apocopated variant of muchel, mochel, Old English mycel; replacing Middle English miche(l), Old English micel great, much (cf. mickle), cognate with Old Norse mikill, Gothic mikils, Greek mégal-, suppletive stem of mégas great

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH much

much very (see usage note at very)
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British Dictionary definitions for much as

much
/ (mʌtʃ) /

determiner

adverb

adjective

(predicative; usually used with a negative) impressive or importantthis car isn't much
See also more, most

Word Origin for much

Old English mycel; related to Old English micel great, Old Saxon mikil, Gothic mikils; compare also Latin magnus, Greek megas
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Idioms and Phrases with much as (1 of 2)

much as

see as much as, def. 2.

Idioms and Phrases with much as (2 of 2)

much

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