There are 2 main definitions of more in English:

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determiner& pronoun

A greater or additional amount or degree: [as determiner]: some more people arrived [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.
Synonyms

adverb

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1Forming 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.
2To a greater extent: in his experience females liked chocolate more than males did
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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.
Synonyms
to a greater extent, further, longer, some more, better
2.1 (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.
3Again: 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.
4Moreover: 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.
Synonyms

Origin

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

Usage

It is incorrect to use more with an adjective that is already in a comparative form ( more hungrier, more better); the correct usage is simply hungrier (or more hungry) or better.

Phrases

more and more

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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

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see like1.

more or less

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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.
Synonyms
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.

no more

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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 hot 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: the patch of ground was overgrown and the hut was no more
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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.

Words that rhyme with more

abhor, adore, afore, anymore, ashore, awe, bandore, Bangalore, before, boar, Boer, bore, caw, chore, claw, cocksure, comprador, cor, core, corps, craw, Delors, deplore, door, draw, drawer, evermore, explore, flaw, floor, for, forbore, fore, foresaw, forevermore, forswore, four, fourscore, furthermore, Gábor, galore, gnaw, gore, grantor, guarantor, guffaw, hard-core, Haugh, haw, hoar, ignore, implore, Indore, interwar, jaw, Johor, Lahore, law, lessor, lor, lore, macaw, man-o'-war, maw, mirador, mor, mortgagor, Mysore, nevermore, nor, oar, obligor, offshore, onshore, open-jaw, or, ore, outdoor, outwore, paw, poor, pore, pour, rapport, raw, roar, saw, scaur, score, senhor, señor, shaw, ship-to-shore, shop-floor, shore, signor, Singapore, snore, soar, softcore, sore, spore, store, straw, swore, Tagore, tau, taw, thaw, Thor, threescore, tor, tore, torr, trapdoor, tug-of-war, two-by-four, underfloor, underscore, war, warrantor, Waugh, whore, withdraw, wore, yaw, yore, your

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More 2 Line breaks: More
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːri/
(also Mooré)

noun

[mass noun]
The language of the Mossi people of Burkina Faso, a member of the Gur family of languages with about 4 million speakers.

Origin

The name in More.

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