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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
b : moreover
2 : to a greater or higher degree often used with an adjective or adverb to form the comparative more 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 The team will hold a watch party from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Navy Pier, where more jerseys will be available. Lamond Pope,, 5 June 2021 Those in attendance will learn more than just how to shoot a free throw, too, Valentine said. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 5 June 2021 My mailbox is full of notes from readers who want more local news. Greg Burton, The Arizona Republic, 5 June 2021 The organization has purchased ads and plans to send out more mailers, reminding lawmakers of the topic as the 2022 legislative session draws closer and lawmakers have a shot once again at addressing reform. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 5 June 2021 Work hard in August and focus on getting in tip-top physical condition. Learn more at Questions? Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 5 June 2021 Restaurants, music, movies, performing arts, family fun and more. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 5 June 2021 The incredible cinematographer Darius Khondji (Seven, Midnight in Paris, Uncut Gems, and so many more) shoots Lisey walking the grounds of the Landon home in a way that feels almost like Larraín’s film Jackie. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 4 June 2021 Every decision opens some doors and closes many more., 4 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Such programs are also dominated by Mexican workers, Nowrasteh noted, who are more likely to return to their home country after completing their contracts. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 During periods of economic anxiety or recession, pregnant women are more likely to miscarry or go into labor prematurely. Washington Post, 4 June 2021 Trump voters were also whiter, and White people were much more likely to vote by mail than Blacks. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 4 June 2021 Research from the Outdoor Industry Association released this spring found that post-pandemic, new outdoor participants were more likely to be female, young, and live near cities—demographics coveted by any retailer—than was the case pre-COVID. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 4 June 2021 And maybe nowhere is the discussion more fraught than on this island, where the year-round population of 11,000 can swell fivefold in summer., 3 June 2021 Survey research also indicates that younger workers are more likely than older colleagues to report mental-health struggles. Te-ping Chen, WSJ, 3 June 2021 Congress wanted to give people the ability to defend their own civil rights and reasoned that federal juries would be more likely to enforce the Constitution. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, 3 June 2021 The research showed that children who had profoundly decreased heart function when they were admitted to the hospital with MIS-C were more likely to end up in the intensive care unit and need ventilator support to survive. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 3 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Letters are leaky in all sorts of ways — the baby wakes from the nap and cries; the air-raid siren sounds; the social mores and psychodynamics of other eras filter in. Megan O’grady, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 Readers will recall Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia, cast in a light similar to Austen’s portrayal, each reflecting the social mores of their day. Joan Gaylord, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Apr. 2020 Gone are the outdated mores and fancy window dressings of Barrie’s story, however. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, 12 Mar. 2020 Strong, smart women battle tricky cultural and political mores in a series of intertwined stories set on both sides of the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Elizabeth Mccracken, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2019 By that day, as reported, only three airports had begun screening passengers (four more started on that day), and then only travellers from Hong Kong and China, although 20 countries had reported infections. Samar Halarnkar, Quartz India, 10 May 2020 Then there’s the subtle, lasting impact on psyches, cultural mores, desires. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 19 Mar. 2020 Here are words that have changed history, governments, laws, morals, mores, marriages, and minds. Roxana Robinson, The New Yorker, 29 Jan. 2020 But the extraordinary nature of the coronavirus crisis, its reach into every aspect of life, means that the country’s economy, state apparatus, and social mores need rebuilding as well. Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, 12 Apr. 2020

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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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6 Jun 2021

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“More.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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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