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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


biographical name (2)

Definition of More (Entry 6 of 7)

Henry 1614–1687 English philosopher


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 For many small businesses, hiring more people during a severe downturn is a challenge. Francesca Fontana, WSJ, "Small Businesses Are Fighting for Their Lives. Diversity Doesn’t Have to Be Sacrificed.," 1 Aug. 2020 There are fewer heroes in noir, but far more people. Stephen Kearse, The Atlantic, "The End of The Fictional Cop," 31 July 2020 The Brown family is back with more Alaskan Bush People — and with the new season comes new challenges. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, "Alaskan Bush People Family Is Forced to Shelter on Mountain as COVID-19 Hits in New Season," 31 July 2020 The new effort, called Build Your NW, could allow more people in those neighborhoods to work on area construction projects. Anne Snabes, The Indianapolis Star, "Program will train west-side residents for construction jobs in their backyards," 31 July 2020 The outbreaks aren't uncommon for this time of year -- but 2020's outbreak has sickened more people than in past outbreaks, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "There's a salmonella outbreak in 48 states linked to backyard poultry, and more people are infected than in years past," 31 July 2020 For his part, the Deadpool actor today launched the Group Effort Initiative, a diversity program that will help train more people of color to work in the film industry by giving them real experience working on his films. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Ryan Reynolds launches diversity program to train minorities to work in film," 31 July 2020 Some researchers believe that the recent leveling-off is the result of more people embracing social distancing and other precautions. Mike Stobbe, Anchorage Daily News, "Latest US coronavirus surge appears to be plateauing, but health authorities aren’t celebrating," 31 July 2020 Officials hope the cases will roll back as more people are now taking the virus seriously. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, "Once seemingly insulated, Kentucky's Appalachian counties scramble to stop COVID-19 outbreak," 31 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The three-judge panel ordered a new penalty phase — this time with more searching questions for prospective jurors — to decide whether the 27-year-old should be executed. Author: Jim Mustian, Wilson Ring, Anchorage Daily News, "Ruling renews fairness debate in Boston Marathon bomber case," 2 Aug. 2020 Hong created a guide to various accessible sites and businesses and is pushing the city to provide more low-deck buses for wheelchair users. TheWeek, "Advocating for more accessible tourism," 1 Aug. 2020 That's a rare treat for Parisians but a nightmare for tour guides, who gathered in protest again this week, dressed in black and wearing masks, to demand more financial help. John Leicester, USA TODAY, "'Survival of the fittest': Tourism continues to falter worldwide amid pandemic," 1 Aug. 2020 Instead of penalizing nursing homes, Konetzka said officials should focus on providing more protective equipment and testing capacity to nursing homes. al, "Feds found no problems in Alabama nursing homes despite coronavirus outbreaks," 1 Aug. 2020 That kind of organizing points to a horizon of possibility for more radical demands that, rather than put forward inadequate half-measures on the current crisis, builds long-term solutions for millions of renters. Francisco Pérez, The New Republic, "The End of Housing As We Know It," 31 July 2020 The news has since led the one-time photography giant’s share price to more than triple. ... Theo Francis And Geoffrey Rogow, WSJ, "Kodak’s Stock Surge Turned Insiders’ Options Into Potential Windfall," 31 July 2020 At worst, the hearing could create momentum for more drastic action, including possibly breaking up some of the tech companies. Brian Fung, CNN, "Tech titans had their day before Congress. Now what?," 31 July 2020 The attack killed three people — Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, and Martin Richard — and wounded hundreds more, including many horrific life-altering injuries and causing 17 people to lose limbs. Washington Examiner, "Appeals court overturns death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber," 31 July 2020 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, "What Do Letters Reveal About the Creative Mind?," 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, "‘The Other Bennet Sister’ focuses attention on bookish Mary," 8 Apr. 2020 Gone are the outdated mores and fancy window dressings of Barrie’s story, however. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "‘Wendy’ puts a wild spin on the Peter Pan story," 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, "50 notable works of fiction in 2019," 21 Nov. 2019 By that day, as Factchecker.in 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, "India’s suffering because it chose theatrics over governance in dealing with coronavirus," 10 May 2020 Then there’s the subtle, lasting impact on psyches, cultural mores, desires. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Pop Music’s Version of Life Doesn’t Exist Anymore," 19 Mar. 2020 Here are words that have changed history, governments, laws, morals, mores, marriages, and minds. Roxana Robinson, The New Yorker, "Holding Virginia Woolf in Your Hands," 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, "A Recovered Boris Johnson Can Remake Britain Again," 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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4 Aug 2020

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“More.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/more. Accessed 15 Aug. 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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