Definitions for: Much


[n] a great amount or extent; "they did much for humanity"
[adv] (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely; "much the same thing happened every time"
[adv] very; "he was much annoyed"
[adv] to a great degree or extent; "she's much better now"
[adv] to a very great degree or extent; "we enjoyed ourselves very much"; "she was very much interested"; "this would help a great deal"
[adv] frequently or in great quantities; "I don't drink much"; "I don't travel much"



Webster (1913) Definition: Much, a. [Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by
More, and Most, from another root.] [OE. moche, muche,
miche, prob. the same as mochel, muchel, michel, mikel, fr.
AS. micel, mycel; cf. Gr. ?, fem. ?, great, and Icel.
mj["o]k, adv., much. [root]103. See Mickle.]
1. Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has
fallen; much time.

Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and
shalt gather but little in. --Deut.
xxviii. 38.

2. Many in number. [Archaic]

Edom came out against him with much people. --Num.
xx. 20.

3. High in rank or position. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Much, n.
1. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite
quantity; as, you have as much as I.

He that gathered much had nothing over. --Ex. xvi.
18.

Note: Muchin this sense can be regarded as an adjective
qualifying a word unexpressed, and may, therefore, be
modified by as, so, too, very.

2. A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something
considerable.

And [he] thought not much to clothe his enemies.
--Milton.

To make much of, to treat as something of especial value or
worth.


Much, adv. [Cf. Icel. mj["o]k. See Much, a.]
To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far;
nearly. ``Much suffering heroes.'' --Pope.

Thou art much mightier than we. --Gen. xxvi.
16.

Excellent speech becometh not a fool, much less do
lying lips a prince. --Prov. xvii.
7.

Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong Life
much. --Milton.

All left the world much as they found it. --Sir W.
Temple.

Synonyms: a good deal, a great deal, a lot, often, practically, very much

See Also: large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

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