Meaning of PLURAL in English

/ ˈplʊərəl; NAmE ˈplʊrəl/ noun , adjective

■ noun

( grammar ) ( abbr. pl. ) a form of a noun or verb that refers to more than one person or thing :

The plural of 'child' is 'children'.

The verb should be in the plural .

—compare singular

■ adjective


( grammar ) ( abbr. pl. ) connected with or having the plural form :

Most plural nouns in English end in 's'.


relating to more than one :

a plural society (= one with more than one racial , religious, etc. group)



late Middle English : from Old French plurel or Latin pluralis , from plus , plur- more.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.