Hypertext Webster Gateway: "More"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

More \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

More \More\, n. [AS. m[=o]r. See {Moor} a waste.]
A hill. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

More \More\, n. [AS. more, moru; akin to G. m["o]hre carrot,
OHG. moraha, morha.]
A root. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

More \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

More \More\, v. t.
To make more; to increase. [Obs.] --Gower.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

More \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.

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["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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) quantifier
meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree;
"more land"; "more support"; "more rain fell"; "more
than a gallon" [syn: {more(a)}, {more than}] [ant: {less(a)}]
2: (comparative of `many' used with count nouns) quantifier
meaning greater in number; "a hall with more seats"; "we
have no more bananas"; "more than one" [syn: {more(a)}]
[ant: {fewer}]
3: existing or coming by way of addition; "an additional
problem"; "further information"; "there will be further
delays"; "took more time" [syn: {additional}, {further(a)},
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 [syn:
{More}, {Thomas More}, {Sir Thomas More}]
adv 1: used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs;
"more interesting"; "more beautiful"; "more quickly"
[syn: {to a greater extent}] [ant: {less}]
2: comparative of much; to a greater degree or extent; "he
works more now"; "they eat more than they should" [ant: {less}]

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