Thomas More

More

[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.
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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

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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."
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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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