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Definition of More

Pronunciation: mōst
n.1.A hill.
1.A root.
a., compar1.Greater; superior; increased;
He gat more money.
- Chaucer.
If we procure not to ourselves more woe.
- Milton.
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. 32.
Wrong not that wrong with a more contempt.
- Shak.
2.Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; - with the plural.
The people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we.
- Ex. i. 9.
2.Additional; other; as, he wept because there were no more worlds to conquer.
With open arms received one poet more.
- Pope.
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 - 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.
- Shak.
adv.1.In a greater quantity; in or to a greater extent or degree.
Admiring more
The riches of Heaven's pavement.
- Milton.
2.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.
The duke of Milan
And his more braver daughter.
- Shak.
2.In addition; further; besides; again.
Yet once more, O ye 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.
The more
to a greater degree; by an added quantity; for a reason already specified.
- 2 Chron. xxxiii. 23.
The more - the more
by how much more - by so much more.
To be no more
to have ceased to be; as, Cassius is no more; Troy is no more.
- Milton.
Those oracles which set the world in flames,
Nor ceased to burn till kingdoms were no more.
- Byron.
v. t.1.To make more; to increase.

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a certain number, a few, above, accessory, added, additional, additionally, again, all included, along, also, altogether, among other things, ancillary, and all, and also, and so, another, as well, au reste, auxiliary, beside, besides, better, beyond, certain, collateral, composite, contributory, else, en plus, ever more, for lagniappe, fresh, furthermore, greater and greater, growingly, in addition, increasingly, inter alia, into the bargain, item, likewise, more and more, more than one, moreover, new, nonuniqueness, not singular, numerous, numerousness, on and on, on the side, on top of, other, over, plural, pluralism, pluralistic, plurality, pluralness, plurative, plus, several, similarly, some, spare, supernumerary, supplemental, supplementary, surplus, then, therewith, to boot, too, ulterior, variety, various, yet
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