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Meaning of MUCH

Pronunciation:  much

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a great amount or extent; "they did much for humanity"
  2. [adv]  (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely; "much the same thing happened every time"
  3. [adv]  very; "he was much annoyed"
  4. [adv]  to a great degree or extent; "she's much better now"
  5. [adv]  to a very great degree or extent; "we enjoyed ourselves very much"; "she was very much interested"; "this would help a great deal"
  6. [adv]  frequently or in great quantities; "I don't drink much"; "I don't travel much"
 

MUCH is a 4 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: a good deal, a great deal, a lot, often, practically, very much
 
 See Also: large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Much\, a. [Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by
    {More}, and {Most}, from another root.] [OE. moche, muche,
    miche, prob. the same as mochel, muchel, michel, mikel, fr.
    AS. micel, mycel; cf. Gr. ?, fem. ?, great, and Icel.
    mj["o]k, adv., much. [root]103. See {Mickle}.]
    1. Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has
       fallen; much time.
    
             Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and
             shalt gather but little in.           --Deut.
                                                   xxviii. 38.
    
    2. Many in number. [Archaic]
    
             Edom came out against him with much people. --Num.
                                                   xx. 20.
    
    3. High in rank or position. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Much\, n.
    1. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite
       quantity; as, you have as much as I.
    
             He that gathered much had nothing over. --Ex. xvi.
                                                   18.
    
    Note: Muchin this sense can be regarded as an adjective
          qualifying a word unexpressed, and may, therefore, be
          modified by as, so, too, very.
    
    2. A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something
       considerable.
    
             And [he] thought not much to clothe his enemies.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    {To make much of}, to treat as something of especial value or
       worth.
    
    
  3. \Much\, adv. [Cf. Icel. mj["o]k. See {Much}, a.]
    To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far;
    nearly. ``Much suffering heroes.'' --Pope.
    
          Thou art much mightier than we.          --Gen. xxvi.
                                                   16.
    
          Excellent speech becometh not a fool, much less do
          lying lips a prince.                     --Prov. xvii.
                                                   7.
    
          Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong Life
          much.                                    --Milton.
    
          All left the world much as they found it. --Sir W.
                                                   Temple.
    
    
 
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