- 1A countless or extremely great number of people or things: myriads of insects danced around the light above my headMore example sentences
multitude, a large/great number/quantity, a lot, scores, quantities, mass, crowd, throng, host, droves, horde, army, legion, sea, swarm• informal lots, loads, masses, stacks, tons, oodles, hundreds, thousands, millions, billions, zillions, more … than one can shake a stick atBritish • informal shedloadAustralian/New Zealand • informal swag• vulgar slang shitloadNorth American • vulgar slang assload
- 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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- 1Countless or extremely great in number: he gazed at the myriad lights of the cityMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Having countless or very many elements or aspects: the myriad political sceneMore example sentences
- In the evening I hang out with a myriad assortment of interesting characters.
- These include a myriad assortment of insects, arachnids, rodents, and the occasional raccoon.
mid 16th century (in sense 2 of the noun): via late Latin from Greek murias, muriad-, from murioi '10,000'.