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plural

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adjective plu·ral \ˈplu̇r-əl\

Simple Definition of plural

  • 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. 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. 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 play \-ə-lē\ adverb

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

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