Definition of more in English:

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Pronunciation: /môr/

determiner& pronoun

1 comparative of many, much.
2A greater or additional amount or degree: [as determiner]: I poured myself more coffee [as pronoun]: tell me more they proved more of a hindrance than a help
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  • So the good news for the company is that more customers are positive about the merger than before.
  • Baxter spent four more weeks writing another letter.
  • We are all positive and there is a lot more of a professional attitude around the whole team.
additional, further, added, extra, increased, new, other, supplementary
extra, an additional amount, an additional amount, an addition, an increase


1 comparative of much.
2Forming the comparative of adjectives and adverbs, especially those of more than one syllable: for them, enthusiasm is more important than talent
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  • The tone of what he said that was far more important, far more significant, than the words he used.
  • Think how much more important education is for our children then it was for us.
  • You could simply use water, but stock makes the soup richer and more heart-warming.
3To a greater extent: I like chicken more than turkey
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  • Why are some social groups able to influence the political agenda more than others?
  • City more than matched the league leaders for an hour and could count themselves unlucky not to be in front.
  • He also accused Labour of privatising public services more than the Tories did.
to a greater extent, further, some more, better
3.1 (more than) Extremely (used before an adjective conveying a positive feeling or attitude): she is more than happy to oblige
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  • McNamara was one of several who proved a more than able deputy for an injured colleague.
  • We'd be more than happy to come and pick them up.
  • At five o'clock the next day, I was more than ready to go home.
4Again: repeat once more
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  • Yet here he is once more, looking as ferociously hard as ever albeit with a few more teeth.
  • There was silence once more and after a few minutes the pair fell asleep.
  • She is gone, and we shall never see her more.
5Moreover: he was rich, and more, he was handsome
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  • More, too often, both Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal seem to be coasting on automatic pilot.



more and more

At a continually increasing rate: vacancies were becoming more and more rare
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  • The police were coming around more and more and it was very unsettling for him.
  • I'm getting into spirituality more and more and find it makes a lot of sense to me.
  • The prosecution service has been doing more and more with fewer and fewer resources.

more like it

see like1.

more or less

Speaking imprecisely; to a certain extent: they are more or less a waste of time
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  • When every nation is a democratic nation, we'll have world peace, more or less.
  • I've spent most of the morning in the park nursing a migraine, but I'm ok now, more or less.
  • Millar confirms that everything in his career has gone more or less to plan so far.
approximately, roughly, nearly, almost, close to, about, of/on the order of, in the region of
3.1Approximately: more or less symmetrical
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  • Spring barley area is marginally down and oats are more or less at the same level as a year earlier.
  • Although the rail industry remains in crisis, trains are now running more or less to timetable.
  • This is the same group of players more or less who did well two years ago and were doing the same things.

more so

Of the same kind to a greater degree: the waiter found me delightful and my little sister even more so
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  • While the season had been a roller coaster ride the events of the last few weeks were even more so.
  • The technicalities were already fairly routine and have become more so since.
  • Ilkley has a thriving online scene, probably more so than any town of comparable size in the country.

no more

1Nothing further: there was no more to be said about it
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  • Guy began his battle with cancer five years ago and only 12 days before he died he was told there was no more that could be done.
  • I just saw the article in question, on which I have no more to add.
  • He apologised later in the team hotel and there was no more about it.
2No further: you must have some soup, but no more wine
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  • I said, with a smile, that I'd been buying them drinks all night so had no more money.
  • So bravo Chile, but please no more expensive wines.
  • At least there's no more murder or illness, just a lot of love and light.
3 (be no more) Exist no longer.
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  • Compton added that the booming business scene that once existed on the island was no more.
  • There is a feeling that the Britain we have known has passed its sell-by date and may soon be no more.
  • The farmers he had served so well were no more for they, too, had faded away through changing times.
4Never again: mention his name no more to me
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  • The parties, dances, feasts and gifts soon fell to a halt and no more did he praise her name.
  • No more will the designer be restricted by equipment termination problems.
  • Father Flanagan Hall in the grounds of Summerhill College will no more echo to the sound of choirs from all over the world.
5Neither: I had no complaints and no more did Tom
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  • The law could not create itself, but no more did he create it; it existed independent of his will, waiting for the light of reason to reveal.
  • If he was not a joint author, then no more was he a joint 'maker', the sole maker being Dr Edwards.


Old English māra, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch meer and German mehr.

Words that rhyme with more

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