Myriad meaning

mĭrē-əd
The definition of myriad is an infinite number of others or numerous diverse elements.

An example of myriad is the number of creatures living in the ocean.

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Myriad is an infinitely large number of people or things.

An example of myriad is a huge grouping of trees in a forest.

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(archaic) Ten thousand.
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(archaic) Ten thousand.
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Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable.

The myriad fish in the ocean.

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A great number of persons or things.
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(modifying a plural noun) Great in number; innumerable, multitudinous [from 18th c.]

Earth hosts myriad animals.

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Composed of numerous diverse elements or facets.

The myriad life of the metropolis.

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A large, indefinite number.

A myriad of microorganisms in the pond; myriads of stars in the galaxy.

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Any indefinitely large number.
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Of an indefinitely large number; countless; innumerable.
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Of a highly varied nature.
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(now historical) Ten thousand; 10,000 [from 16th c.]
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A countless number or multitude (of specified things) [from 16th c.]

Earth hosts a myriad of animals.

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(modifying a singular noun) Multifaceted, having innumerable elements [from 18th c.]
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Origin of myriad

  • Greek mūrias mūriad- ten thousand from mūrios countless

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

  • From French myriade, from Late Latin myriadis (genitive of myrias), from Ancient Greek μυριάδος (myriados), genitive of μυριάς (myrias, “number of 10,000"), from μύριος (myrios, “numberless, countless, infinite").

    From Wiktionary