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adjective
\ ˈmȯr How to pronounce more (audio) \

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

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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 How to pronounce More (audio) \

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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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

Cultural norms determine judgments in rape cases far more than legal definitions, found Dan Kahan, a professor in law and psychology at Yale, in a 2009 study. The Economist, "Harvey Weinstein’s trials," 22 June 2019 The late Linda McCartney, by her own admission, generally kept the press at more than an arm’s distance. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Revisit our 1989 Linda McCartney interview: ‘I do what I want to do.’," 21 June 2019 There are concerns about whether Fall has the agility and mobility to keep up in the modern NBA game, which covets athleticism much more than size. Brian Murphy, orlandosentinel.com, "Aubrey Dawkins signs with Pelicans, Tacko Fall and other UCF players wait after draft ends," 21 June 2019 Nothing, Harvey promises, stings a driver more than being at a race track with no hope of driving. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Co-owner says Meyer Shank Racing 'in a good place' to expand to full-time program in 2020," 21 June 2019 But with Reddish projected to go as high as the top five, the Spurs likely would need more than their two first-round picks and a role player or two to move into that area. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Heading into draft, Spurs have options," 20 June 2019 Earth’s atmosphere bends light over the horizon by different amounts depending on weather, which can introduce changes of more than a minute to sunrise and sunset times. Stephen Schneider, Quartz, "An astronomer’s guide to the summer solstice," 20 June 2019 Books are still at the heart of the mission, but libraries are so much more than books. Martin Wolk, latimes.com, "Why Susan Orlean sees a bright future for public libraries," 20 June 2019 Correctives to the Sunstein worldview are rarely more than a Google search away. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, "The Sameness of Cass Sunstein," 20 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

After what felt like the longest nine months in history, the royal baby is officially here — and no one's more excited than doting dad, Prince Harry. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Body Language Experts Analyze Prince Harry's First Interview After the Royal Baby's Birth," 6 May 2019 The March of Dimes also notes multiple pregnancies (of twins, triplets, or more) might also be a reason to abstain, as well as having had miscarriages in the past. Kaitlin Stanford, Woman's Day, "How to Safely Have Sex During Pregnancy," 18 Apr. 2019 Big Little Lies Season 2 is coming in June 2019, and no one is more excited about that than producer and star Reese Witherspoon. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Reese Witherspoon Just Photoshopped Zoë Kravitz Into a Big Little Lies Cast Selfie," 6 Apr. 2019 The condition is more often than not reflected in the price. Eric Whitmer, House Beautiful, "What You Should Know Before Buying A Mid-Century Modern Home," 5 Apr. 2019 And in Canada, men continue to reach management positions more often and much earlier. Jenna Birch, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Secret Code to Success Most Women Don't Even Know Exists," 3 Apr. 2019 Plus, given Grey's 14-year run, she's worked up more than her fair of share of experience. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Who Will Replace Lori Loughlin on 'When Calls the Heart?' Here Are 6 Popular Theories," 31 Mar. 2019 Only Paris Saint-Germain, which claimed the trophy over the past five years, has won it more often, with eight titles. Samuel Petrequin, The Seattle Times, "Strasbourg wins French League Cup after penalty shootout," 30 Mar. 2019 But since giving birth to her baby girl Kaavia James last November, Union has definitely been embracing the minimal makeup life more often. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Gabrielle Union Just Posted a Makeup-Free Selfie on the Set of “America’s Got Talent”," 20 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The suit says that another manager at the Pilgrim’s plant called a nearby Perdue facility for its rates, and that this information and more was then compiled into a document and sent to Pilgrim’s executives at corporate headquarters in Colorado. Los Angeles Times, "U.S. chicken industry accused of conspiring to keep immigrant wages down," 3 Sep. 2019 Their fashion, politics, music, movies and mores would blow away the old like cobwebs in a wind tunnel. Leonard Pitts Jr - Miami Herald, The Mercury News, "Leonard Pitts Jr.: Fifty years later, Woodstock issues remain relevant," 13 Aug. 2019 Rather, Season 3 offers the chance to see what happens when a TV show goes post-plot, taking all the codes and mores that govern dramatic writing and cutting them loose. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "GLOW Goes Post-plot," 8 Aug. 2019 Written in 1885, Gilbert and Sullivan used the work to satirize British politics, social mores and institutions of the time. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Using ‘The Mikado’ to embrace Japanese culture, female power," 8 Aug. 2019 The surgeon general said his advisory is a direct result of scientific research that runs counter to changing social mores. Author: Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Anchorage Daily News, "‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,’ surgeon general says," 30 Aug. 2019 The surgeon general said his advisory is a direct result of scientific research that runs counter to changing social mores. ‘‘Over time there has been a change in attitudes about marijuana creating a false sense of security,’’Adams said. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, BostonGlobe.com, "‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,’ surgeon general says," 29 Aug. 2019 The third episode, in which yet another catastrophic Roy conference leads to the breakdown of social mores, makes for one of the tensest, most excruciating hours of television in modern memory. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Succession Is Better Than Ever," 11 Aug. 2019 The Federal Trade Commission only started enforcing its guidelines in 2017, and the broader market and its mores remain a rapidly evolving playing field. Julia Wick, latimes.com, "The ice cream truck vs. the Instagram influencers," 4 July 2019

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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, Adverb, Noun, and Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

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

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adjective

English Language Learners Definition of more

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: greater in amount, number, or size
: extra or additional

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adverb

English Language Learners Definition of more (Entry 2 of 3)

: to a greater degree or extent
: more often or for a longer period of time
: in addition

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pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of more (Entry 3 of 3)

: a greater number or amount

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adjective
\ ˈmȯr How to pronounce more (audio) \

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.

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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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