a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things.
ten thousand.


of an indefinitely great number; innumerable: the myriad stars of a summer night.
having innumerable phases, aspects, variations, etc.: the myriad mind of Shakespeare.
ten thousand.

Nearby words

  1. myra,
  2. myrdal,
  3. myrdal, alva,
  4. myrdal, gunnar,
  5. myria-,
  6. myriad-leaf,
  7. myriapod,
  8. myrica,
  9. myringa,
  10. myringectomy

Origin of myriad

1545–55; < Greek mȳriad- (stem of mȳriás) ten thousand; see -ad1

Related formsmyr·i·ad·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for myriad





(also used in plural) a large indefinite number
archaic ten thousand

Word Origin for myriad

C16: via Late Latin from Greek murias ten thousand

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