Meaning of MORE in English


— moreness , n.

/mawr, mohr/ , adj., compar. of much or many with most as superl.

1. in greater quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number: I need more money.

2. additional or further: Do you need more time? More discussion seems pointless.


3. an additional quantity, amount, or number: I would give you more if I had it. He likes her all the more. When I could take no more of such nonsense, I left.

4. a greater quantity, amount, or degree: More is expected of him. The price is more than I thought.

5. something of greater importance: His report is more than a survey.

6. ( used with a pl. v. ) a greater number of a class specified, or the greater number of persons: More will attend this year than ever before.

adv. compar. of much with most as superl.

7. in or to a greater extent or degree (in this sense often used before adjectives and adverbs, and regularly before those of more than two syllables, to form comparative phrases having the same force and effect as the comparative degree formed by the termination -er ): more interesting; more slowly.

8. in addition; further; longer; again: Let's talk more another time. We couldn't stand it any more.

9. moreover.

10. more and more , to an increasing extent or degree; gradually more: They became involved more and more in stock speculation.

11. more or less ,

a. to some extent; somewhat: She seemed more or less familiar with the subject.

b. about; in substance; approximately: We came to more or less the same conclusion.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE mara; c. OHG mero, ON meiri, Goth maiza. See MOST ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .