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much

play
adjective \ˈməch\

Simple Definition of much

  • : large in amount or extent : not little

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of much

more

play \ˈmȯr\

most

play \ˈmōst\
  1. 1 a :  great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree <there is much truth in what you say> <taken too much time> b :  great in importance or significance <nothing much happened>

  2. 2 obsolete :  many in number

  3. 3 :  more than is expected or acceptable :  more than enough <the large pizza is a bit much for one person>

too much

Origin and Etymology of much

Middle English muche large, much, from michel, muchel, from Old English micel, mycel; akin to Old High German mihhil great, large, Latin magnus, Greek megas, Sanskrit mahat


First Known Use: 13th century


2

much

adverb

Simple Definition of much

  • : to a great degree or extent

  • : by a long time

  • : very nearly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of much

more

most

  1. 1 a (1) :  to a great degree or extent :  considerably <much happier> (2) :  very <much gratified> b (1) :  frequently, often (2) :  by or for a long time <didn't get to work much before noon> c :  by far <was much the brightest student>

  2. 2 :  nearly, approximately <looks much the way his father did>

as much

  1. 1 :  the same in quantity <not quite as much money>

  2. 2 :  to the same degree

Examples of much in a sentence

  1. The new car is much better on gas mileage.

  2. They both talk too much.

  3. Thank you so much for your help.

  4. He is much interested in the project.

  5. They were much pleased by the compliment.

  6. She doesn't visit her family much.

  7. The town looks much the same.

  8. We came to much the same conclusion.

  9. We left the house much as we found it.



13th Century

First Known Use of much

13th century


3

much

noun

Definition of much

  1. 1 :  a great quantity, amount, extent, or degree <gave away much>

  2. 2 :  something considerable or impressive



Examples of much in a sentence

  1. <much of what people think they know about words is inaccurate or downright false>



13th Century

First Known Use of much

13th century



MUCH Defined for Kids

1

much

play
adjective \ˈməch\

Definition of much for Students

more

\ˈmȯr\

most

\ˈmōst\
  1. 1 :  great in amount or extent <It took much effort.>

  2. 2 :  great in importance <Nothing much happened today.>

  3. 3 :  more than enough <That pizza is a bit much for one person.>




2

much

play
adverb

Definition of much for Students

more

most

  1. 1 :  to a great or high level or extent <He's much happier.>

  2. 2 :  just about :  nearly <She looks much the same.>




3

much

play
noun

Definition of much for Students

  1. 1 :  a great amount or part <Much that was said is true.>

  2. 2 :  something important or impressive <It's not much to look at.>





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