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plural

adjective plu·ral \ˈplr-əl\

grammar : relating to a form of a word that refers to more than one person or thing

: relating to or made up of more than one kind or group

: relating to or made up of more than one person or thing

Full Definition of PLURAL

1
:  of, relating to, or constituting a class of grammatical forms usually used to denote more than one or in some languages more than two
2
:  relating to, consisting of, or containing more than one or more than one kind or class <a plural society>
plural noun
plu·ral·ly \-ə-lē\ adverb
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Examples of PLURAL

  1. The word trees is a plural noun.
  2. The plural form of the word child is children.
  3. a plural verb such as are or were rather than a singular verb such as is or was

Origin of PLURAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French plurel, from Latin pluralis, from plur-, plus more — more at plus
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

Rhymes with PLURAL

PLURAL Defined for Kids

1plural

adjective plu·ral \ˈplr-əl\

Definition of PLURAL for Kids

:  relating to or being a word form used to show more than one <“Candies” is a plural noun.>

2plural

noun

Definition of PLURAL for Kids

:  a form of a word used to show that more than one person or thing is meant

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