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English Dictionary: much by the DICT Development Group
4 results for much
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. to a great degree or extent; "she's much better now"
  2. very; "he was much annoyed"
  3. to a very great degree or extent; "I feel a lot better"; "we enjoyed ourselves very much"; "she was very much interested"; "this would help a great deal"
    Synonym(s): a lot, lots, a good deal, a great deal, much, very much
  4. (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely; "much the same thing happened every time"; "practically everything in Hinduism is the manifestation of a god"
    Synonym(s): much, practically
  5. frequently or in great quantities; "I don't drink much"; "I don't travel much"
    Synonym(s): much, a great deal, often
  1. (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent; "not much rain"; "much affection"; "much grain is in storage"
    Antonym(s): little(a), slight
  1. a great amount or extent; "they did much for humanity"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Much \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[94]k, adv., much. [fb]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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Much \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.
      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
                     And [he] thought not much to clothe his enemies.
      {To make much of}, to treat as something of especial value or

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Much \Much\, adv. [Cf. Icel. mj[94]k. See {Much}, a.]
      To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far;
      nearly. [bd]Much suffering heroes.[b8] --Pope.
               Thou art much mightier than we.               --Gen. xxvi.
               Excellent speech becometh not a fool, much less do
               lying lips a prince.                              --Prov. xvii.
               Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong Life
               much.                                                      --Milton.
               All left the world much as they found it. --Sir W.
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