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Much

Much

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adverb


(1)   (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"
(2)   Very
"He was much annoyed"
(3)   To a great degree or extent
"She's much better now"
(4)   To a very great degree or extent
"We enjoyed ourselves very much"
"She was very much interested"
"This would help a great deal"
(5)   Frequently or in great quantities
"I don't drink much"
"I don't travel much"

noun


(6)   A great amount or extent
"They did much for humanity"
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Etymology


, , apocopated variants of , , from ; akin to Middle English miche(l), Old English (cf. mickle ), c. ON mikill, Goth mikils

Adverb



  1. To a great extent.
    I don't like fish much.
  2. Often; frequently.
    Does he get drunk much?

Synonyms

a great deal, a lot, greatly, highly, loads, plenty , very much

Determiner


( more, most)
  1. A large amount of.
    I don't have much money.

Usage notes

is used with uncountable nouns. The equivalent used with countable nouns is .
  • Unlike many determiners, is frequently modified by intensifying adverbs, as in “too much”, “very much”, “so much”, “not much”, and so on. (The same is true of .)

Pronoun



  1. A large amount or great extent.
    From those to whom much has been given much is expected.