- consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than one.
- pertaining to or involving a plurality of persons or things.
- being one of such a plurality.
- Grammar. noting or pertaining to a member of the category of number, found in many languages, indicating that a word has more than one referent, as in English men, or more than two referents, as in Old English ge, meaning “you.”
- the plural number.
- a form in the plural.
Origin of plural
Examples from the Web for plural
Contemporary Examples of plural
And the plural could be knaidels, or knaidelach, or knaidlach, or knaideluch.Mazel Tov, Arvind! But Are You Sure It’s Not Kneydl?
May 31, 2013
As GO is a word referring to the game, so its plural gos is.National Scrabble Day: A Poem So You’ll Know All 101 Two-Letter Words
April 13, 2013
Actually, the issue of plural vs. singular is orthogonal to the dilemma she wants to pose.Responding To Critics Of "On Questioning The Jewish State"
March 18, 2013
Illuminati is the plural of illuminatus, which means “enlightened.”Jay-Z Just Can’t Get Away From the Illuminati Rumors
March 13, 2013
But as a great mentor once told me, the plural of anecdote is not data.Where Are the Women?
March 30, 2012
Historical Examples of plural
Obulus, (plural Oboli)—A small coin, about the value of a penny.
Mina, (plural Minæ)—Four pounds, three shillings, four pence.
It existed but in two, and in one of these there was a plural executive.
The plural vexed Temple, and he told himself how unreasonable the vexation was.The Incomplete Amorist
I do that because it is so much more plural than the plural in this case.A Spirit in Prison
- containing, involving, or composed of more than one person, thing, item, etca plural society
- denoting a word indicating that more than one referent is being referred to or described
- the plural number
- a plural form
Word Origin for plural
Word Origin and History for plural
late 14c., from Old French plurel "more than one" (12c., Modern French pluriel), from Latin pluralis "of or belonging to more than one," from plus (genitive pluris) "more" (see plus). The noun meaning "a plural number" is from late 14c.
The grammatical category in nouns, pronouns, and verbs that refers to more than one thing. Most nouns become plural with the addition of -s or -es: hats, chairs, dishes, countries, and so on. Some nouns form the plural in other ways, as in children, feet, geese, and women. (Compare singular; see agreement.)