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Pronunciation:  mowr, mowr

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  1. [n]  English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
  2. [adv]  used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs; "more interesting"; "more beautiful"; "more quickly"
  3. [adv]  comparative of much; to a greater degree or extent; "he works more now"; "they eat more than they should"
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 Synonyms: Sir Thomas More, Thomas More, to a greater extent
 Antonyms: less, to a lesser extent
 See Also: author, national leader, solon, statesman, writer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \More\, n. [AS. m[=o]r. See {Moor} a waste.]
    A hill. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
  2. \More\, n. [AS. more, moru; akin to G. m["o]hre carrot,
    OHG. moraha, morha.]
    A root. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  3. \More\, a., compar. [Positive wanting; superl. {Most}.]
    [OE. more, mare, and (orig. neut. and adv.) mo, ma, AS.
    m[=a]ra, and (as neut. and adv.) m[=a]; akin to D. meer, OS.
    m[=e]r, G. mehr, OHG. m[=e]ro, m[=e]r, Icel. meiri, meirr,
    Dan. meere, meer, Sw. mera, mer, Goth. maiza, a., mais, adv.,
    and perh. to L. major greater, compar. of magnus great, and
    magis, adv., more. [root]103. Cf. {Most}, {uch}, {Major}.]
    1. Greater; superior; increased; as:
       (a) Greater in quality, amount, degree, quality, and the
           like; with the singular.
                 He gat more money.                --Chaucer.
                 If we procure not to ourselves more woe.
    Note: More, in this sense, was formerly used in connection
          with some other qualifying word, -- a, the, this,
          their, etc., -- which now requires the substitution of
          greater, further, or the like, for more.
                Whilst sisters nine, which dwell on Parnasse
                height, Do make them music for their more
                delight.                           --Spenser.
                The more part knew not wherefore they were come
                together.                          --Acts xix.
                Wrong not that wrong with a more contempt.
       (b) Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; -- with the
                 The people of the children of Israel are more
                 and mighter than we.              --Ex. i. 9.
    2. Additional; other; as, he wept because there were no more
       words to conquer.
             With open arms received one poet more. --Pope.
  4. \More\, n.
    1. A greater quantity, amount, or number; that which exceeds
       or surpasses in any way what it is compared with.
             And the children of Israel did so, and gathered,
             some more, some less.                 --Ex. xvi. 17.
    2. That which is in addition; something other and further; an
       additional or greater amount.
             They that would have more and more can never have
             enough.                               --L'Estrange.
             O! That pang where more than madness lies. --Byron.
    {Any more}.
       (a) Anything or something additional or further; as, I do
           not need any more.
       (b) Adverbially: Further; beyond a certain time; as, do
           not think any more about it.
    {No more}, not anything more; nothing in addition.
    {The more and less}, the high and low. [Obs.] --Shak. ``All
       cried, both less and more.'' --Chaucer.
  5. \More\, adv.
    1. In a greater quantity; in or to a greater extent or
       (a) With a verb or participle.
                 Admiring more The riches of Heaven's pavement.
       (b) With an adjective or adverb (instead of the suffix
           -er) to form the comparative degree; as, more durable;
           more active; more sweetly.
                 Happy here, and more happy hereafter. --Bacon.
    Note: Double comparatives were common among writers of the
          Elizabeth period, and for some time later; as, more
          brighter; more dearer.
                The duke of Milan And his more braver daughter.
    2. In addition; further; besides; again.
             Yet once more, Oye laurels, and once more, Ye
             myrtles brown, with ivy never sere, I come to pluck
             your berries harsh and crude.         --Milton.
    {More and more}, with continual increase. ``Amon trespassed
       more and more.'' --2 Chron. xxxiii. 23.
    {The more}, to a greater degree; by an added quantity; for a
       reason already specified.
    {The more -- the more}, by how much more -- by so much more.
       ``The more he praised in himself, the more he seems to
       suspect that in very deed it was not in him.'' --Milton.
    {To be no more}, to have ceased to be; as, Cassius is no
       more; Troy is no more.
             Those oracles which set the world in flames, Nor
             ceased to burn till kingdoms were no more. --Byron.
  6. \More\, v. t.
    To make more; to increase. [Obs.] --Gower.
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