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adjective
\ ˈmȯr \

Definition of more 

(Entry 1 of 7)

1 : greater something more than she expected

2 : additional, further more guests arrived

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adverb

Definition of more (Entry 2 of 7)

1a : in addition a couple of times more

b : moreover

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

more

noun

Definition of more (Entry 3 of 7)

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

2 : something additional : an additional amount

3 obsolete : persons of higher rank

Definition of more (Entry 4 of 7)

: additional persons or things or a greater amount more will arrive shortly more was spilled

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biographical name (1)
\ ˈmȯr \

Definition of More (Entry 5 of 7)

Hannah 1745–1833 English religious writer

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biographical name (2)

Definition of More (Entry 6 of 7)

Henry 1614–1687 English philosopher

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biographical name (3)

Definition of More (Entry 7 of 7)

Sir Thomas 1478–1535 Saint Thomas More English statesman and author

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Examples of more in a Sentence

Adjective

I felt more pain after the procedure, not less. The new engine has even more power. You like more sugar in your tea than I do. He had done more harm than he had intended. The series will have five more episodes. The company hired a few more employees. I offered him some more coffee. One more thing and then I'm leaving. Can you say that one more time?

Adverb

The shot hurt more than I expected. It happens more often than it used to. The building looks more like a museum than a library. The players grew more intense as the game went on. To me, there's nothing more exciting than playing football. She more closely resembles her aunt than her mother. He struggled to find a more comfortable position. It's the same product—they've done nothing more than change the label. a couple of times more What more could you ask for?

Noun

add a little more to the mixture
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Put your best costume on prepare for a weekend of interesting panels, games, contests, wrestling and more. Mike Stocker, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Video: Florida Supercon fans show off their stunning costumes," 14 July 2018 Sign up for our newsletter to get honest reviews, personal essays, and more every day. Leah Prinzivalli, Glamour, "10 Women Who Defy the 'French-Girl Beauty' Trope," 14 July 2018 The mobile works with one.n.ten to provide exams, immunizations, referrals and more. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Arizona groups offer health, housing help to LGBT youth," 14 July 2018 Dunn hit 40 or more home runs five straight years from 2004 to ’08. John Fay, Cincinnati.com, "Reds Xtra: Adam Dunn happy to go in Reds HOF, but wishes he had title to go with plaque," 14 July 2018 Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "How Prince William Is Creating the Same ‘Loving, Caring, Fun Home’ as His Mom Princess Diana," 13 July 2018 This year, attendees heard less about commercial launches and more about the minutiae of safety procedures. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Home From the Honeymoon, the Self-Driving Car Industry Faces Reality," 13 July 2018 Headline sets were played by DJ Snake, Afrojack, Carl Cox and more. Kat Bein, Billboard, "DJ Snake, Afrojack, Carl Cox & More Full Sets From Ultra Europe 2018," 13 July 2018 For many years, firefighters thought that air flow had a cooling effect in a building fire, and the more air flowing, the better. Mike Hendricks, kansascity, "In a tragic loop, firefighters continue to die from preventable mistakes," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Research shows that companies deemed top workplaces attract more highly qualified job applicants and experience reduced employee turnover. baltimoresun.com, "Deadline extended for nominations for the Top Workplaces in the Baltimore region," 14 July 2018 That’s particularly true in more Republican-leaning districts, where activist enthusiasm will be a key ingredient to pulling off an upset. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "Democrats push for unity in California House races after bruising primary," 13 July 2018 Stucker, the pilot, represents the more traditional side of this region. Zack Colman, Scientific American, "A Trump Oil Boom Could Transform This Rocky Mountain Landscape," 13 July 2018 There are some in the legal world who argue the impact on the election doesn't really matter: What's more important is to not lose sight of is the fact a foreign government tried to influence a U.S. presidential election. Amber Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "6 questions about the indictment of 12 Russians for hacking," 13 July 2018 At the same time, our cultural doldrums make investing in friendships all the more important. Elizabeth Kiefer, Glamour, "A Cancellation Plague Is Upon Us—and It's Ruining Our Female Friendships," 13 July 2018 Even more important have been the group’s summer-camp and Birthright initiatives. Abraham Riesman, Daily Intelligencer, "Can the young activists of IfNotNow change the conversation about Israel and the Palestinians, or will their contradictions hold them back?," 12 July 2018 Perhaps more important than the numbers is the change in attitude that the degree apprenticeships represent. The Economist, "A welcome upgrade to apprenticeships," 12 July 2018 In the age of dating apps, this is more important than ever. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Date night under $50: What to order at some of Chicago's best restaurants," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The show isn't immune from criticism: every week of episodes brings a new take on its diversity, dating mores, and gender politics. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Why You Should Watch Love Island, the British Reality Dating Show With a New Episode Every Day," 6 July 2018 Cultural mores regarding gambling have changed over the past century, and one of the last remaining taboos is against gambling on sports contests due to the opportunity for corrupting the competition. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Issue Is Liberty, Not Gambling," 14 May 2018 Residents, many of whom are Yiddish-speaking and cling to a culture rooted in preindustrial Europe, trust the shomrim as liaisons to secular authorities, who can negotiate language barriers and complex social mores. New York Times, "Brooklyn Safety Patrol Leader Is Charged in Sex Abuse of Teen," 11 May 2018 Get our daily newsletter Most demographers blame a growing mismatch between traditional mores and the changing preferences of younger people. The Economist, "South Korea’s fertility rate is the lowest in the world," 28 June 2018 If bars had previously been the domain of men, places that respectable women wouldn’t be seen, new social mores suddenly changed that. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s Interval puts the fern bar on a cocktail menu," 20 June 2018 The gangsters were partially nationalised; the state adopted some of their mores. The Economist, "Inside Vladimir Putin’s “mafia state”," 17 May 2018 Lord Altrincham created quite a tabloid controversy after attacking the queen as out of touch with the changing mores of society. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "Fact checking ‘The Crown’: Was Jackie Kennedy high as a kite when she insulted the queen?," 13 Jan. 2018 Which brings readers back to that all-encompassing ivory bracelet, a mere object that surpasses borders, generations, relationships, social mores – proving to be an unexpected equalizer of sorts. Terry Hong, The Christian Science Monitor, "'What We Were Promised' depicts post-Mao China in a deft debut novel set in Shanghai," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of more

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for more

Adjective

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

Adverb

see more entry 1

Noun

see more entry 1

Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

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adjective

English Language Learners Definition of more

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: greater in amount, number, or size

: extra or additional

more

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of more (Entry 2 of 2)

: to a greater degree or extent

: more often or for a longer period of time

: in addition

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adjective
\ ˈmȯr \

Kids Definition of more

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

2 : extra entry 1, additional I need more time.

more

adverb

Kids Definition of more (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : in addition Wait one day more.

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

Kids Definition of more (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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

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