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. mjok, adv., much. 103. See Mickle.]


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.


Many in number.


Edom came out against him with much people. Num. xx. 20.


High in rank or position.




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Much, n.


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.

Muchin this sense can be regarded as an adjective qualifying a word unexpressed, and may, therefore, be modified by as, so, too, very.


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.


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Much, adv. [Cf. Icel. mjok. See Much, a.]

To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly.

"Much suffering heroes."


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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