Meaning of MORE in English


adj., n., & adv.


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).


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.

Phrases and idioms:

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.

Etymology: OE mara f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.