The more I see of you the more I like you.
I opened only two bottles but more were in the refrigerator.
We have more time than we thought.
Phoned twice more.
Take more tea.
More can be said.
An example of more means you go down the slide once again.
An example of more means that you prefer dogs to cats.
More satisfying, more intensely.
An example of more is when you have two cats and you get a third cat.
She needs some more time.
A hall with more seats.
More land; more support.
Loved him even more.
More difficult; more softly.
More of us are going.
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity.Then we relapsed into a discomfited silence, and wished we were anywhere else. But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud, and with such a hearty enjoyment that instead of getting angry and more mortified we began to laugh ourselves, and instantly felt better.
- 2013 July-August, Henry Petroski, “Geothermal Energy", American Scientist, volume 101, number 4:"ŠAncient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.
You're more beautiful than I ever imagined.
No more than a disagreement from a friend.
- To a steadily increasing extent or degree:Getting more and more worried.
- About; approximately:Holds two tons, more or less.
- To an undetermined degree:Were more or less in agreement.
- to an increasing degree; increasingly
- a constantly increasing amount, quantity, degree, or number (of persons or a specified thing)
- to some extent
- not more; nothing furtherLet's have no more of your insolence.
- no longer in existenceThe glory that was Rome is no more.
Origin of more
- Middle English from Old English māra māre mē-3 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English more, from Old English māra (“more"), from Proto-Germanic *maizô (“more"), from Proto-Indo-European *mÄ“- (“many"). Cognate with Scots mair (“more"), West Frisian mear (“more"), Dutch meer (“more"), Low German mehr (“more"), German mehr (“more"), Danish mere (“more"), Swedish mera (“more"), Icelandic meiri, meira (“more").
- From Middle English more, moore (“carrot, parsnip") from Old English more, moru (“carrot, parsnip") from Proto-Germanic *murhō(n), *murhijō(n) (“carrot"), from Proto-Indo-European *mork- (“edible herb, tuber"). Akin to Old Saxon moraha (“carrot"), Old High German morha, moraha (“root of a plant or tree") (German Möhre (“carrot"), Morchel (“mushroom, morel")). More at morel.
- From Scottish Gaelic mór (“big"). Also a variant of Moore.
- From Middle English moren, from the noun. See above.
- From Middle English -more