Much meaning

mŭch
Frequency:
Just about; almost.

Much the same.

adverb
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A large amount or great extent.

From those to whom much has been given much is expected.

pronoun
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Something great or remarkable.

The campus wasn't much to look at.

noun
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To a great degree or extent.

Much smarter.

adverb
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To a great degree or extent.

Much happier.

adverb
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At frequent intervals; often.

Do you dine out much?

adverb
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A great amount or quantity.

Much to be done.

noun
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Something great, unusual, or outstanding.

Not much to look at.

noun
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A large amount of. [from 13th c.]
determiner
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(now archaic or nonstandard) A great number of; many (people). [from 13th c.]
determiner
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(now Caribbean, African-American) Many (+ plural countable noun). [from 13th c.]
determiner
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To a great extent.

I don't like fish much.

He is much fatter than I remember him.

He left her, much to the satisfaction of her other suitor.

adverb
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Often; frequently.

Does he get drunk much?

adverb
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Much is defined as to a greater degree.

An example of much used as an adverb is someone saying they much more money, meaning they make a lot more money, than they used to.

adverb
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1
Great in quantity, degree, or extent.

Not much rain; much affection.

adjective
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A large quantity or amount.

Much has been written.

noun
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Frequently; often.

Doesn't get out much.

adverb
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Many in number.
adjective
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Great in quantity, amount, degree, etc.
adjective
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1
Just about; almost; nearly.

Much the same as yesterday.

adverb
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1
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as much
  • Almost the same:.
    I thought as much. She said as much.
idiom
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a bit much
  • Somewhat excessive.
idiom
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as much
  • Virtually the same thing.
    I thought as much; she said as much.
idiom
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as much as
  • To the degree that.
  • Practically; virtually; in effect.
idiom
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make much of
  • To treat or consider as of great importance.
idiom
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much as
  • Almost as.
  • However; although.
idiom
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not much of a
  • Not particularly good as a.
idiom
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of much

  • 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

  • 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