Meaning of MORE in English
[determiner], [pronoun], [adverb] [not gradable] - a larger or extra number or amount (of)She kept on asking if I wanted more (food).The doctors can't cope with any more patients.Why are there no more seats left?Add some more cream to the sauce.You need to listen more, and talk less!More people live in the capital than in the whole of the rest of the country.We spent more time (= longer) on the last job than usual.The noise was more than I could bear.Disneyworld was a hundred times more fun than I'd expected.Their beliefs are more Christian than Buddhist (= have a larger number of Christian characteristics than Buddhist ones).More is used to form the comparative of many adjectives and adverbs.Let's find a more sensible way of doing it.You couldn't be more wrong.He finds physics far/much more difficult than other science subjects.Play that last section more passionately.More is also used to emphasize the largeness of something.More than 20 000 demonstrators crowded into the square.Each diamond was worth £10 000 or more.(formal) If you say that you couldn't agree/disagree more, or you couldn't like/dislike something more, you mean that you agree/disagree completely, or like/dislike something completely.I couldn't agree with you more, Professor.No/Not more is used to emphasize the smallness of something.There's about 20 kilos here, not more.It's no more than an inch long.Can you play the song through once/twice more (= once/twice again), please?Several publishers rejected her book, but that just made her all the more determined (= increased her determination).He won the race, and what's more (= additionally and more importantly), he broke the world record.I don't do yoga any more (= I no longer do it).It gets more and more (= increasingly) difficult to understand what is going on.(UK informal disapproving) If you say (the) more fool you to someone, you are saying that you think that what they have done or might do is foolish."I'm going to resign and try to find a better job." "More fool you."(informal) People say that's more like it to show that they think something or someone has improved.For this exercise don't bend your legs too far - that's more like it!She's more of a poet than a musician. (= She spends more time being or is better suited to being a poet than a musician.) [after verb]More often than not (= On most occasions), the computer comes up with the wrong answer.The project was more or less (= mostly) a success.It's 500 kilos, more or less (= approximately).He more or less (= very nearly) admitted he'd done it.More than is also used to mean very.It's more than likely that there's oil here under the ground.(formal) I was more than a little (= I was very) curious about the whole business.(formal) We will be more than glad/happy/willing to help you in any way we can.The more he insisted he was innocent, the less they seemed to believe him.The more he drank, the more violent he became.Please bring as much food as you can - the more the better (= the more food you bring, the better it will be).Do come to the picnic - the more the merrier (= it will be more enjoyable if more people are there).
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012