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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

But there Taurasi was Friday night more than an hour and a half before tipoff, the only player on the court, first stretching, then taking a maybe 150 jump shots and declining to chat until after she was done with both routines. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: Diana Taurasi Still Putting On Shows In Connecticut," 14 July 2018 But with just one day to go, news of this rival blimp’s arrival — despite raising more than £50,000 ($66,000) according to the Crowdfunder web site – has quietened down. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "London Protest Organizers Plan to Take the 'Trump Baby' Blimp on the Road," 13 July 2018 In a nation grappling with frequent mass shootings, Second Amendment activists have urged that more people carry guns so that they are prepared, like Nazario and Whittle, to respond to an armed threat. Frances Stead Sellers, Washington Post, "Two Oklahoma citizens killed an active shooter, and it's not as simple as it sounds," 13 July 2018 On Thursday, nearly a month after the recall, the CDC said that 27 more people had gotten ill. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Linked to 100 Salmonella Infections, CDC Warns," 13 July 2018 Meanwhile, over in Sydney, Australia’s most populous city, there are slightly more people, but with that comes other difficulties. Billboard, "The Down Underdogs: Australian Alternative Artists on Making it Big in America and at Home," 13 July 2018 There are so many more people in the greenroom than at the previous shows—media people, friends. Longreads, "Tennis vs. Tennis," 13 July 2018 Daymude says the buzz from the Oliver connection brought more people to the store. Rachel D'oro, chicagotribune.com, "Just one Blockbuster left in U.S. as Alaska stores set to close," 13 July 2018 Instead, 30 people crowd in and around the garage waiting for Brice to sign them in, and more people arrive every minute. Nyssa Kruse, courant.com, "CRT Volunteer George Brice Helps The Hungry, 'Rain Or Shine'," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

This would have been the first major movie deal for Amy Sherman-Palladino, who is known more recently for creating The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,, but the deal fell through. Sarah Grace Hart, Teen Vogue, "Lindsay Lohan Almost Starred in a "Gossip Girl" Movie," 6 Nov. 2018 Or more recently, in 2016, when a man broke into her home and stole her presidential coin. Shaniqwa Jarvis, Glamour, "The 97-Year-Old Park Ranger Who Doesn’t Have Time for Foolishness," 2 Nov. 2018 While the Daily Mail identified the object as a squidgy toy ice cream from KeepEmQuiet.com, Hello! thought the item was more likely to be an empty confetti box. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Internet Wants to Know What Mia Tindall Is Holding in Princess Eugenie's Wedding Portraits," 14 Oct. 2018 O’Connor, although his tenure is only two games old, seems to be more interested in holding the players accountable than the officials. Mike Bianchi, Pro Soccer USA, "James O’Connor is finally forcing Orlando City’s players to look in the mirror," 14 July 2018 In the real world the intervention is more likely to frustrate investments that would increase competition and benefit consumers. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Merger Appeal to Obama," 13 July 2018 Drake's baby sister has the condition, so that game will be even more special to him. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "3-year-old boy sings national anthem at minor league baseball game, hits it out of the park," 13 July 2018 Women were more likely than men to report trying to lose weight, finds the data, which is based on responses to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "About Half of Americans Say They're Trying to Lose Weight," 12 July 2018 Markle has worn some more mainstream (or high street, in British parlance) brands, with items from J. Crew and, possibly most notably, Everlane. Rachel King, Fortune, "Meghan Markle Is Being Credited With Boosting Aritzia's Earnings. But Is the 'Meghan Effect' Real?," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

For a while now, the fashion industry has been struck by a collective nostalgia for classically feminine fashion mores. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "How One Danish It Girl and Her Best Friends Are Restyling Her Mom’s ’90s Couture Clothes," 1 Oct. 2018 Weed etiquette and mores will evolve as the novelty wears off. Robin Abrahams, BostonGlobe.com, "Miss Conduct’s common sense rules for socializing in the age of legal pot," 19 June 2018 The thorniness of this entanglement between money and mores explains the recent flailing by Spotify around small anti-abuse reforms. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "What Went Wrong With Spotify’s ‘Hateful Conduct’ Policy?," 5 June 2018 In open defiance of the segregationist mores of the 1960s, black singers and white instrumentalists often collaborated at Mr. Hall’s studios, synthesizing gospel, blues and country into something fresh and unique. Terence Mcardle, Washington Post, "Rick Hall, whose Alabama studio produced hits by Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, dies at 85," 4 Jan. 2018 Much of official Washington is accustomed to seeing American politics as a realm unto itself, beholden only to its own mores and logic. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Washington wakes up to ‘authoritarian’ populism in the U.S. and Europe," 10 May 2018 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

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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

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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

more

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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