Plural meaning

plo͝orəl
Frequency:
The definition of plural is more than one person or thing.

An example of plural used as an adjective is the phrase plural meanings which is when there is more than one meaning for a word.

adjective
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(comparable) Pluralistic.
adjective
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Of, including, or consisting of more than one; specif., heterogeneous.

A plural society.

adjective
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Designating or of marriage among three or more persons.
adjective
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Designating or of the category of number that refers to more than one person or thing, or in languages having dual number, more than two.
adjective
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Relating to or composed of more than one member, set, or kind.

The plural meanings of a text; a plural society.

adjective
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The plural number or form.
noun
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A word or term in the plural form.
noun
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Of or being a grammatical form that designates more than one of the things specified.
adjective
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The plural number.
noun
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The plural form of a word.
noun
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A word in plural form.
noun
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Consisting of or containing more than one of something.
adjective
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(grammar): a word in the form in which it potentially refers to something other than one person or thing; and other than two things if the language has a dual form.
noun
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Origin of plural

  • Middle English plurel from Old French from Latin plūrālis from plūs plūr- more pelə-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English plurelle, from Old French plurel (“plural"), from Latin pluralis (“of or belonging to more than one, belonging to many", adjective), from plus, pluris (“more") + -alis.

    From Wiktionary