Much Definition

mŭch
more, most
adjective
more
Many in number.
Webster's New World
Great in quantity, amount, degree, etc.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
little
noun
A great amount or quantity.
Much to be done.
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Something great, unusual, or outstanding.
Not much to look at.
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Antonyms:
adverb
To a great degree or extent.
Much happier.
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Just about; almost; nearly.
Much the same as yesterday.
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At frequent intervals; often.
Do you dine out much?
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
little
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determiner
A large amount of. [from 13th c.]
Wiktionary

(now archaic or nonstandard) A great number of; many (people). [from 13th c.]

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(now Caribbean, African-American) Many (+ plural countable noun). [from 13th c.]

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pronoun
A large amount or great extent.
From those to whom much has been given much is expected.
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idiom
as much
  • Almost the same:

    I thought as much. She said as much.

American Heritage
a bit much
  • somewhat excessive
Webster's New World
as much
  • virtually the same thing

    I thought as much; she said as much

Webster's New World
as much as
  • to the degree that
  • practically; virtually; in effect
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make much of
  • to treat or consider as of great importance
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Other Word Forms of Much

Adjective

Base Form:
much
Comparative:
more

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Much

Origin of Much

  • From Middle English muche (“much, great"), apocopated variant of muchel (“much, great"), from Old English myÄ‹el, miÄ‹el (“large, great, much"), from Proto-Germanic *mikilaz (“great, many, much"), from Proto-Indo-European *meǵa- (“big, stour, great"), *meǵhâ‚‚-. See also mickle, muckle.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English muche short for muchel from Old English mycel meg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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