(noun.) a great amount or extent; 'they did much for humanity'.
(adj.) (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent; 'not much rain'; 'much affection'; 'much grain is in storage' .
(adv.) (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely; 'much the same thing happened every time'; 'practically everything in Hinduism is the manifestation of a god'.
(adv.) very; 'he was much annoyed'.
(adv.) to a great degree or extent; 'she's much better now'.
(adv.) frequently or in great quantities; 'I don't drink much'; 'I don't travel much'.
Inputed by Delia--From WordNet
(Compar. & superl. wa) Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has fallen; much time.
(Compar. & superl. wa) Many in number.
(Compar. & superl. wa) High in rank or position.
(n.) A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I.
(n.) A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable.
(a.) To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly.
Synonyms and Synonymous
a. Abundant, plenteous, a great deal of, a great quantity or amount of.
ad. . Greatly, abundantly, far, by far, to a great degree.. Often, long, frequently, earnestly, a great deal.. Nearly, almost, about the same.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Abundant, plenteous, greatly, abundantly, fur, considerable, ample
ANT:Little, scant, slightly, shortly, short, near
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adj. great in size quantity or extent: long in duration.—adv. to a great degree: by far: often or long: almost.—n. a great quantity: a strange thing.—adj. Much′el (Spens.) much.—n. Much′ness state of being much.—Much about it something like what it usually is; Much of a muchness=just about the same value or amount.—Make much of (see Make); Not so much as not even; Too much for more than a match for.
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- It was not good for him to talk too much, and when he was silent, we were silent too. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- I am much better here,' said Little Dorrit, faintly. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- They are a smaller horde than the Tharks but much more ferocious. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- They are very much better, John. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- I know this in much the same way, I suppose. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- So old an art, and so great and continuous a need for its products necessarily must have resulted in much development and progress. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Such companies, therefore, commonly draw to themselves much greater stocks, than any private copartnery can boast of. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- I almost dread to-morrow--so much depends on my discretion and self-control. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- And then I asked him if I might come to see you; because I felt so much for his trouble and yours. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- This is the arm of which so much was heard during the recent war with Spain, and against which our soldiers had to contend. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- It ended in my moving into the house next Lady-day, and starting in practice on very much the same conditions as he had suggested. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- King George III, who had begun his reign in 1760, was resolved to be much more of a king than his two German predecessors. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- I started much more naturally then, to find myself confronted by a man in a sober gray dress. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Much depends on the proper consistency of the ink. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- Shall I play some of those little melodies of Mozart's which you used to like so much? Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
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