Definition of myriad in English:
- They jumped over countless hedges and a myriad of small streams and barbed wire, all set up to prevent what was happening now.
- Africa starts with 53 nations loaded with a myriad of problems and needs.
- News that two young East Yorkshire men are set to become dot com millionaires will provoke a myriad of reactions.
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- Check out the myriad DIY lighting systems available in local garden centres and DIY stores for this very purpose.
- As they approached the facility, Peter could tell how large the entire installation was by the myriad lights scattered across the compound.
- Lighted candles of myriad colors gathered in a large circle, and a stick of incense stood in the center.
Myriad is derived from a Greek noun and adjective meaning ‘ten thousand.’ It was first used in English as a noun in reference to a great but indefinite number. The adjectival sense of ‘countless, innumerable’ appeared much later. In modern English, use of myriad as a noun and adjective are equally standard and correct, despite the fact that some traditionalists consider the adjective as the only acceptable use of the word.
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