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.”
noun Grammar.
the plural number.
a form in the plural.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin plūrālis, equivalent to plūr-, stem of plūs plus + -alis -al1 Unabridged
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plural (ˈplʊərəl)
1.  containing, involving, or composed of more than one person, thing, item, etc: a plural society
2.  denoting a word indicating that more than one referent is being referred to or described
3.  grammar
 a.  the plural number
 b.  a plural form
[C14: from Old French plurel, from Late Latin plūrālis concerning many, from Latin plūs more]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. plurel "more than one" (12c.), from L. pluralis "of or belonging to more than one," from plus (gen. pluris) "more" (see plus).
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Cultural Dictionary

plural definition

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.)

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Example sentences
It began life as a plural object pronoun and evolved into the whole enchilada:
  subject and object, singular and plural.
My current bugbear is use of the bare apostrophe to show possession, after
  something other than a plural.
Actually, because of the origin of the name, the plural form of octopus is
Even if a story is true, remember that the plural of anecdote is not data.
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