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[mawr, mohr] /mɔr, moʊr/
adjective, compar. of much or many with most as superl.
1.
in greater quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number:
I need more money.
2.
additional or further:
Do you need more time? More discussion seems pointless.
noun
3.
an additional quantity, amount, or number:
I would give you more if I had it. He likes her all the more. When I could take no more of such nonsense, I left.
4.
a greater quantity, amount, or degree:
More is expected of him. The price is more than I thought.
5.
something of greater importance:
His report is more than a survey.
6.
(used with a plural verb) a greater number of a class specified, or the greater number of persons:
More will attend this year than ever before.
adverb, compar. of much with most as superl.
7.
in or to a greater extent or degree (in this sense often used before adjectives and adverbs, and regularly before those of more than two syllables, to form comparative phrases having the same force and effect as the comparative degree formed by the termination -er):
more interesting; more slowly.
8.
in addition; further; longer; again:
Let's talk more another time. We couldn't stand it any more.
9.
Idioms
10.
more and more, to an increasing extent or degree; gradually more:
They became involved more and more in stock speculation.
11.
more or less,
  1. to some extent; somewhat:
    She seemed more or less familiar with the subject.
  2. about; in substance; approximately:
    We came to more or less the same conclusion.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English māra; cognate with Old High German mēro, Old Norse meiri, Gothic maiza. See most
Related forms
moreness, noun
Can be confused
moor, more.

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[mawr, mohr] /mɔr, moʊr/
noun
1.
Hannah, 1745–1833, English writer on religious subjects.
2.
Paul Elmer, 1864–1937, U.S. essayist, critic, and editor.
3.
Sir Thomas, 1478–1535, English humanist, statesman, and author: canonized in 1935.

Moré

[muh-rey] /məˈreɪ/
noun
1.
Mossi (def 2).

many

[men-ee] /ˈmɛn i/
adjective, more, most.
1.
constituting or forming a large number; numerous:
many people.
2.
noting each one of a large number (usually followed by a or an):
For many a day it rained.
noun
3.
a large or considerable number of persons or things:
A good many of the beggars were blind.
4.
the many, the greater part of humankind.
pronoun
5.
many persons or things:
Many of the beggars were blind. Many were unable to attend.
Origin
before 900; Middle English mani, meni, Old English manig, menig; akin to Old Saxon, Old High German manag, menig, Danish mange, Gothic manags
Related forms
overmany, adjective
Synonyms
1. multifarious, multitudinous, myriad; divers, sundry, various. Many, innumerable, manifold, numerous imply the presence or succession of a large number of units. Many is a popular and common word for this idea: many times. Numerous, a more formal word, refers to a great number or to very many units: letters too numerous to mention. Innumerable denotes a number that is beyond count or, more loosely, that is extremely difficult to count: the innumerable stars in the sky. Manifold implies not only that the number is large but also that there is variety or complexity.
Antonyms
1. few, single.

mores

[mawr-eyz, -eez, mohr-] /ˈmɔr eɪz, -iz, ˈmoʊr-/
plural noun, Sociology
1.
folkways of central importance accepted without question and embodying the fundamental moral views of a group.
Origin
1905-10; < Latin mōres, plural of mōs usage, custom
Synonyms
customs, conventions, practices.

much

[muhch] /mʌtʃ/
adjective, more, most.
1.
great in quantity, measure, or degree:
too much cake.
noun
2.
a great quantity, measure, or degree:
Much of his research was unreliable.
3.
a great, important, or notable thing or matter:
The house is not much to look at.
adverb, more, most.
4.
to a great extent or degree; greatly; far:
to talk too much; much heavier.
5.
nearly, approximately, or about:
This is much like the others.
Idioms
6.
make much of,
  1. to treat, represent, or consider as of great importance:
    to make much of trivial matters.
  2. to treat with great consideration; show fondness for; flatter.
7.
much as,
  1. almost the same as:
    We need exercise, much as we need nourishment.
  2. however much:
    Much as she wanted to stay at the party, she had to leave.
8.
not so much, Informal. not (def 3).
Origin
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
Can be confused
much, very (see usage note at very)

ex more

[eks moh-re; English eks mawr-ee, mohr-ee, mawr-ey, mohr-ey] /ɛks ˈmoʊ rɛ; English ɛks ˈmɔr i, ˈmoʊr i, ˈmɔr eɪ, ˈmoʊr eɪ/
Latin.
1.
according to custom.
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more

/mɔː/
determiner
1.
  1. the comparative of much, many more joy than you know, more pork sausages
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): he has more than she has, even more are dying every day
2.
  1. additional; further: no more bananas
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): I can't take any more, more than expected
3.
more of, to a greater extent or degree: we see more of Sue these days, more of a nuisance than it should be
adverb
4.
used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs: a more believable story, more quickly
5.
the comparative of much people listen to the radio more now
6.
additionally; again: I'll look at it once more
7.
more or less
  1. as an estimate; approximately
  2. to an unspecified extent or degree: the party was ruined, more or less
8.
more so, to a greater extent or degree
9.
neither more nor less than, simply
10.
think more of, to have a higher opinion of
11.
what is more, moreover
Word Origin
Old English māra; compare Old Saxon, Old High German mēro, Gothic maiza. See also most

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/mɔː/
noun
1.
Hannah. 1745–1833, English writer, noted for her religious tracts, esp The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain
2.
Sir Thomas. 1478–1535, English statesman, humanist, and Roman Catholic Saint; Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII (1529–32). His opposition to the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and his refusal to recognize the Act of Supremacy resulted in his execution on a charge of treason. In Utopia (1516) he set forth his concept of the ideal state. Feast day: June 22 or July 6

many

/ˈmɛnɪ/
determiner
1.
sometimes preceded by a great or a good
  1. a large number of: many coaches, many times
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as plural): many are seated already
2.
foll by a, an, or another, and a singular noun. each of a considerable number of: many a man
3.
preceded by as, too, that, etc
  1. a great number of: as many apples as you like, too many clouds to see
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as plural): I have as many as you
noun
4.
the many, the majority of mankind, esp the common people: the many are kept in ignorance while the few prosper Compare few (sense 7)
See also more, most
Word Origin
Old English manig; related to Old Frisian manich, Middle Dutch menech, Old High German manag

mores

/ˈmɔːreɪz/
plural noun
1.
(sociol) the customs and conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group or society
Word Origin
C20: from Latin, plural of mōs custom

much

/mʌtʃ/
determiner
1.
  1. (usually used with a negative) a great quantity or degree of: there isn't much honey left
  2. (as pronoun): much has been learned from this
2.
(informal) a bit much, rather excessive
3.
as much, exactly that: I suspected as much when I heard
4.
make much of, See make of (sense 4)
5.
not much of, not to any appreciable degree or extent: he's not much of an actor really
6.
(informal) not up to much, of a low standard: this beer is not up to much
7.
(used with a negative) think much of, to have a high opinion of: I don't think much of his behaviour
adverb
8.
considerably: they're much better now
9.
practically; nearly (esp in the phrase much the same)
10.
(usually used with a negative) often; a great deal: it doesn't happen much in this country
11.
much as, as much as, even though; although: much as I'd like to, I can't come
adjective
12.
(predicative; usually used with a negative) impressive or important: this car isn't much
See also more, most
Word Origin
Old English mycel; related to Old English micel great, Old Saxon mikil, Gothic mikils; compare also Latin magnus, Greek megas
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adj.

Old English mara "greater, more, stronger, mightier," used as a comparative of micel "great" (see mickle), from Proto-Germanic *maizon- (cf. Old Saxon mera, Old Norse meiri, Old Frisian mara, Middle Dutch mere, Old High German mero, German mehr), from PIE *meis- (cf. Avestan mazja "greater," Old Irish mor "great," Welsh mawr "great," Greek -moros "great," Oscan mais "more"), from root *me- "big." Sometimes used as an adverb in Old English ("in addition"), but Old English generally used related ma "more" as adverb and noun. This became Middle English mo, but more in this sense began to predominate in later Middle English.

"Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.

"I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."

"You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."
More or less "in a greater or lesser degree" is from early 13c.; appended to a statement to indicate approximation, from 1580s.

many

adj.

Old English monig, manig "many, many a, much," from Proto-Germanic *managaz (cf. Old Saxon manag, Swedish mången, Old Frisian manich, Dutch menig, Old High German manag, German manch, Gothic manags), from PIE *menegh- "copious" (cf. Old Church Slavonic munogu "much, many," Old Irish menicc, Welsh mynych "frequent," Old Irish magham "gift"). Pronunciation altered by influence of any (see manifold).

n.

Old English menigu, from many (adj.). The many "the multitude" attested from 1520s. Cf. also Gothic managei "multitude, crowd," Old High German managi "large number, plurality," German Menge "multitude."

mores

n.

"customs," 1907, from Latin mores "customs, manners, morals" (see moral (adj.)).

much

adj.

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.

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mores [(mawr-ayz, mawr-eez)]

The customs and manners of a social group or culture. Mores often serve as moral guidelines for acceptable behavior but are not necessarily religious or ethical.

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