Meaning of MORE in English


adj., n., & adv.

adj. 1 existing in a greater or additional quantity, amount, or degree (more problems than last time; bring some more water). 2 greater in degree (more's the pity; the more fool you).

n. a greater quantity, number, or amount (more than three people; more to it than meets the eye).

adv. 1 in a greater degree (do it more carefully). 2 to a greater extent (people like to walk more these days). 3 forming the comparative of adjectives and adverbs, esp. those of more than one syllable (more absurd; more easily). 4 again (once more; never more). 5 moreover. more and more in an increasing degree. more like it see LIKE(1). more of to a greater extent (more of a poet than a musician). more or less 1 in a greater or less degree. 2 approximately; as an estimate. more so of the same kind to a greater degree.

[ OE mara f. Gmc ]

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