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adjective \ˈmȯr\

Simple Definition of more

  • : greater in amount, number, or size

  • : extra or additional

Full Definition of more

  1. 1 :  greater <something more than she expected>

  2. 2 :  additional, further <more guests arrived>

Examples of more

  1. I felt more pain after the procedure, not less.

  2. The new engine has even more power.

  3. You like more sugar in your tea than I do.

  4. He had done more harm than he had intended.

  5. The series will have five more episodes.

  6. The company hired a few more employees.

  7. I offered him some more coffee.

  8. One more thing and then I'm leaving.

  9. Can you say that one more time?



Origin of more

Middle English, from Old English māra; akin to Old English mā, adverb, more, Old High German mēr, Old Irish more


First Known Use: before 12th century


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adverb

Simple Definition of more

  • : to a greater degree or extent

  • : more often or for a longer period of time

  • : in addition

Full Definition of more

  1. 1 a :  in addition <a couple of times more> b :  moreover

  2. 2 :  to a greater or higher degree —often used with an adjective or adverb to form the comparative <more evenly matched>

Examples of more

  1. The shot hurt more than I expected.

  2. It happens more often than it used to.

  3. The building looks more like a museum than a library.

  4. The players grew more intense as the game went on.

  5. To me, there's nothing more exciting than playing football.

  6. She more closely resembles her aunt than her mother.

  7. He struggled to find a more comfortable position.

  8. It's the same product—they've done nothing more than change the label.

  9. a couple of times more

  10. What more could you ask for?



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of more

before 12th century


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noun

Definition of more

  1. 1 :  a greater quantity, number, or amount <liked the idea better the more I thought about it>

  2. 2 :  something additional :  an additional amount

  3. 3 obsolete :  persons of higher rank



Examples of more

  1. <add a little more to the mixture>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of more

before 12th century


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pronoun, singular or plural in construction

Definition of more

  1. :  additional persons or things or a greater amount <more will arrive shortly> <more was spilled>



13th Century

First Known Use of more

13th century


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biographical name \ˈmȯr\

Definition of More

  1. Hannah 1745–1833 Eng. religious writer




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biographical name

Definition of More

  1. Henry 1614–1687 Eng. philos.




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biographical name

Definition of More

  1. Sir Thomas 1478–1535 Saint Thomas More Eng. statesman & author





MORE Defined for Kids

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adjective \ˈmȯr\

Definition of more

  1. 1 :  greater in amount, number, or size <You like more sugar in your tea than I do.>

  2. 2 :  1extra, additional <I need more time.>




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adverb

Definition of more

  1. 1 :  in addition <Wait one day more.>

  2. 2 :  to a greater extent Hint: More is often used with an adjective or adverb to form the comparative. <more active> <more actively>




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noun

Definition of more

  1. 1 :  a greater amount or number <I got more than I expected.>

  2. 2 :  an additional amount <He was too full to eat any more.>





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