so much

1 of 3


: by the amount indicated or suggested
if they lose their way, so much the better for us

so much

2 of 3


: something (such as an amount or price) unspecified or undetermined
charge so much a mile
: all that can be or is to be said or done
so much for the history of the case

so much

3 of 3


used as an intensive
the house burned like so much paper
sounded like so much nonsense

Word History

First Known Use


13th century, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1557, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of so much was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near so much

Cite this Entry

“So much.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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