more

[mawr, mohr]
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.
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,
a.
to some extent; somewhat: She seemed more or less familiar with the subject.
b.
about; in substance; approximately: We came to more or less the same conclusion.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English māra; cognate with Old High German mēro, Old Norse meiri, Gothic maiza. See most

moreness, noun

moor, more.
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[mawr, mohr]
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]
noun
Mossi ( def 2 ).

many

[men-ee]
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

overmany, adjective


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.


1. few, single.

mores

[mawr-eyz, -eez, mohr-]
plural noun Sociology.
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


customs, conventions, practices.

much

[muhch]
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,
a.
to treat, represent, or consider as of great importance: to make much of trivial matters.
b.
to treat with great consideration; show fondness for; flatter.
7.
much as,
a.
almost the same as: We need exercise, much as we need nourishment.
b.
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

much, very (see usage note at very).

ex more

[eks moh-re; English eks mawr-ee, mohr-ee, mawr-ey, mohr-ey]
Latin.
according to custom.
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many (ˈmɛnɪ)
 
determiner (sometimes preceded by a great or a good) (foll by a, an, or another, and a singular noun) (preceded by as, too, that, etc)
1.  a.  a large number of: many coaches; many times
 b.  (as pronoun; functioning as plural): many are seated already
2.  each of a considerable number of: many a man
3.  a.  a great number of: as many apples as you like; too many clouds to see
 b.  (as pronoun; functioning as plural): I have as many as you
 
n
4.  the many Compare few the majority of mankind, esp the common people: the many are kept in ignorance while the few prosper
 
[Old English manig; related to Old Frisian manich, Middle Dutch menech, Old High German manag]

more (mɔː)
 
determiner
1.  a.  much the comparative of many : more joy than you know; more pork sausages
 b.  (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): he has more than she has; even more are dying every day
2.  a.  additional; further: no more bananas
 b.  (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
 
adv
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
 a.  as an estimate; approximately
 b.  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
 

More (mɔː)
 
n
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

mores (ˈmɔːreɪz)
 
pl n
sociol the customs and conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group or society
 
[C20: from Latin, plural of mōs custom]

much (mʌtʃ)
 
determiner
1.  a.  (usually used with a negative) a great quantity or degree of: there isn't much honey left
 b.  (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
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
 
adv
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
 
adj
12.  (predicative; usually used with a negative) impressive or important: this car isn't 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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many
O.E. monig, manig, from P.Gmc. *managaz (cf. O.S. manag, Swed. mången, O.Fris. manich, Du. menig, Ger. manch, Goth. manags), from PIE *monogho- (cf. O.C.S. munogu "much, many," O.Ir. menicc, Welsh mynych "frequent"). Pronunciation altered by influence of any (see manifold).

more
O.E. mara (adj.) "greater, more," used as a comp. of micel "great" (see mickle), from P.Gmc. *maizon (cf. O.S. mera, O.N. meiri, O.Fris. mara, M.Du. mere, O.H.G. mero, Ger. mehr), from PIE *meis (cf. Avestan mazja "greater," O.Ir. mor "great," Gk. -moros "great," Oscan mais
"more"). O.E. used related ma "more" as adv., n., from P.Gmc. *mais; this became M.E. mo, but more in this sense began to predominate in later M.E.
"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."

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

much
c.1200, worn down by loss of unaccented last syllable from M.E. muchel, from O.E. micel "great in amount or extent," from P.Gmc. *mekilaz, from PIE *meg- "great." 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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more definition

tool
The standard Unix pager program.
See also: less.
(2008-09-08)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
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Idioms & Phrases

more

In addition to the idioms beginning with more, also see bite off more than one can chew; irons in the fire, more than one; wear another (more than one) hat; what is more.

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It is therefore a more specific form of the term reflectivity.
He did, however, mostly heed the advice of the more experienced generals.
As the stem tip continues to grow more whorls of flowers are produced.
Seismometers remain much more sensitive than even the animals, however.
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