myriad

[ mir-ee-uhd ]
/ ˈmɪr i əd /

noun

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

adjective

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.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of myriad

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

OTHER WORDS FROM myriad

myr·i·ad·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for myriad

myriad
/ (ˈmɪrɪəd) /

adjective

innumerable

noun

(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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