\ ˈmȯr How to pronounce more (audio) \

Definition of more

 (Entry 1 of 4)

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



Definition of more (Entry 2 of 4)

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 4)

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 4)

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

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Nothing tastes like summer more than a crisp, juicy, refreshing slice of watermelon. Erica Sweeney, Good Housekeeping, 16 June 2022 But the success or otherwise of the small Ukrainian robot in action may do more to shape the future of remote warfare than any of them. David Hambling, Forbes, 16 June 2022 Canter said skating at age 50 does more than just take him back to his teens. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 16 June 2022 But while Biden’s decision bought a little more time for pandemic assistance funds to reach renters, its practical effect was limited because courts, as predicted, swiftly struck it down — and his critics accused him of lawlessness. Charlie Savage,, 16 June 2022 Ukraine has maintained a tough stance toward its allies in the fight against Russia, challenging them — rather than begging — to do more. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, 15 June 2022 Their disappearance prompted a global outcry, with activists and environmentalists urging Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to do more to help find the two men. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 15 June 2022 Creator and star Quinta Brunson did more than just make a successful network sitcom in 2022 (an impressive feat these days). Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 15 June 2022 The top federal crash investigator urged NHTSA to do more. Ryan Felton, WSJ, 15 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb With hyaluronic acid, this serum will make your skin feel firmer and more contoured in just a few hours. ELLE, 18 June 2022 Doing this allows the plant to develop new roots more easily. Chris Mckeown, The Enquirer, 18 June 2022 If the charts become used more widely, the tool needs to be used in a focused manner with consideration of the negative impacts on self-image that could happen to people who fall outside of normal ranges. Kasra Zarei, STAT, 18 June 2022 Securing the hundreds of unmanaged SaaS with a small number of users is more difficult, and nearly every company struggles with this. Lior Yaari, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Making enough room could require millions of dollars’ worth of refurbishment—a task made more difficult by the unique design of the stadium, which is built inside a bowl below ground level. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 16 June 2022 Chapters that delve into her childhood were more difficult to conjure. Kate Tuttle,, 16 June 2022 While big scoring nights have been fairly rare for Wiggins in the latter portion of the year, there are some other outputs that are even more difficult to locate. Xl Media, cleveland, 16 June 2022 However, experts told ABC News this charge might be more difficult to prove, going back to the question of Trump's intent. Libby Cathey, ABC News, 16 June 2022 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 See More

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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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18 Jun 2022

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“More.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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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.

More biographical name (1)

\ ˈmȯr How to pronounce More (audio) \

Definition of More

 (Entry 1 of 3)

Hannah 1745–1833 English religious writer


biographical name (2)

Definition of More (Entry 2 of 3)

Henry 1614–1687 English philosopher


biographical name (3)

Definition of More (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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