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Definition of more

 (Entry 1 of 7)

1 : greater something more than she expected
2 : additional, further more guests arrived



Definition of more (Entry 2 of 7)

1a : in addition a couple of times more
2 : to a greater or higher degree often used with an adjective or adverb to form the comparativemore evenly matched



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


biographical name (1)
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Definition of More (Entry 5 of 7)

Hannah 1745–1833 English religious writer


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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 But the fence posts also demarcate a boundary that isn’t objective but is, in fact, a function of time, location, culture, social mores, social fears, and politics. Sarah Scoles, Wired, "What Scientists Can Learn From Alien Hunters," 10 Feb. 2020 Generations of legal scholars and jurists have wrestled with how to apply its antiquated precepts to the mores and technologies of each subsequent era. Stephen Collinson And Caitlin Hu, CNN, "What would America's Founding Fathers have said about Trump's impeachment trial?," 21 Jan. 2020 In this vision of purgatory, Liliom confronts a contemporary cast of characters who teach him lessons in 21st-century mores. New York Times, "20th-Century Rogues’ Gallery Gets a Modern Twist," 12 Sep. 2019 Scrub this saga as thoroughly as possible and then leave it to history, which will find in it valuable material as to the ways and mores of early 21st-century American politics. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "Impeachment Needs Witnesses on Both Sides," 23 Jan. 2020 Social mores that favored the accused appeared to remain stubbornly intact. Laura Newberry, Anchorage Daily News, "Weinstein trial is a milestone for #MeToo and a moment of wrenching truth for survivors," 21 Jan. 2020 The poster for Ghost, 1990’s top grossing movie, a romance starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, is a great example of artistic improvisation while foregrounding local tastes and mores. Anakwa Dwamena, The New York Review of Books, "Ghana’s Handmade Movie Poster Boom," 18 Jan. 2020 Saudi Arabia’s conservative social mores will also be less in evidence, the developers say. Stanley Reed, New York Times, "Saudi Arabia Wants Your Next Vacation," 25 Dec. 2019 Alcott’s story — in which Jo (played by Ronan in the new movie) and her sisters navigate reluctant adulthood, romantic desires, artistic ambitions and stuffy social mores in Civil War-era New England — is nothing if not universal. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, "Can real men love ‘Little Women’? Greta Gerwig thinks they should.," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of more


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


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


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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The first known use of more was before the 12th century

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“More.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/more. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of more

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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



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



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

: a greater number or amount
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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.



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



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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