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much

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adjective \ˈməch\

Definition of much

more

play \ˈmȯr\;

most

play \ˈmōst\
  1. 1a :  great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree there is much truth in what you say taken too much timeb :  great in importance or significance nothing much happened

  2. 2 obsolete :  many in number

  3. 3 :  more than is expected or acceptable :  more than enough the large pizza is a bit much for one person

too much

  1. 1 :  wonderful, exciting That rock concert was too much!

  2. 2 :  terrible, awful

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Origin and Etymology of much

Middle English muche large, much, from michel, muchel, from Old English micel, mycel; akin to Old High German mihhil great, large, Latin magnus, Greek megas, Sanskrit mahat


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much

adverb

Definition of much

more

;

most

  1. 1a (1) :  to a great degree or extent :  considerably much happier (2) :  very much gratifiedb (1) :  frequently, often (2) :  by or for a long time didn't get to work much before noonc :  by far was much the brightest student

  2. 2 :  nearly, approximately looks much the way his father did

as much

  1. 1 :  the same in quantity not quite as much money

  2. 2 :  to the same degree

Examples of much in a Sentence

  1. The new car is much better on gas mileage.

  2. They both talk too much.

  3. Thank you so much for your help.

  4. He is much interested in the project.

  5. They were much pleased by the compliment.

  6. She doesn't visit her family much.

  7. The town looks much the same.

  8. We came to much the same conclusion.

  9. We left the house much as we found it.

Origin and Etymology of much

see 1much


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much

noun

Definition of much

  1. 1 :  a great quantity, amount, extent, or degree She gave away much of what she owned

  2. 2 :  something considerable or impressive was not much to look at

Examples of much in a Sentence

  1. much of what people think they know about words is inaccurate or downright false

Origin and Etymology of much

see 1much


MUCH Defined for English Language Learners

much

play
adjective

Definition of much for English Language Learners

  • : large in amount or extent : not little

much

adverb

Definition of much for English Language Learners

  • : to a great degree or extent

  • : by a long time

  • : very nearly


MUCH Defined for Kids

1

much

play
adjective \ˈməch\

Definition of much for Students

more

\ˈmȯr\;

most

\ˈmōst\
  1. 1 :  great in amount or extent It took much effort.

  2. 2 :  great in importance Nothing much happened today.

  3. 3 :  more than enough That pizza is a bit much for one person.


2

much

play
adverb

Definition of much for Students

more

;

most

  1. 1 :  to a great or high level or extent He's much happier.

  2. 2 :  just about :  nearly She looks much the same.


3

much

play
noun

Definition of much for Students

  1. 1 :  a great amount or part Much that was said is true.

  2. 2 :  something important or impressive It's not much to look at.



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