Much



[muhch] /mʌtʃ/

adjective, more, most.
1.
great in quantity, measure, or degree:
too much cake.
noun
2.
a great quantity, measure, or degree:
Much of his research was unreliable.
3.
a great, important, or notable thing or matter:
The house is not much to look at.
adverb, more, most.
4.
to a great extent or degree; greatly; far:
to talk too much; much heavier.
5.
nearly, approximately, or about:
This is much like the others.
Idioms
6.
make much of,

7.
much as,

8.
not so much, Informal. (def 3).
/mʌtʃ/
determiner
1.

2.
(informal) a bit much, rather excessive
3.
as much, exactly that: I suspected as much when I heard
4.
make much of, See make of (sense 4)
5.
not much of, not to any appreciable degree or extent: he’s not much of an actor really
6.
(informal) not up to much, of a low standard: this beer is not up to much
7.
(used with a negative) think much of, to have a high opinion of: I don’t think much of his behaviour
adverb
8.
considerably: they’re much better now
9.
practically; nearly (esp in the phrase much the same)
10.
(usually used with a negative) often; a great deal: it doesn’t happen much in this country
11.
much as, as much as, even though; although: much as I’d like to, I can’t come
adjective
12.
(predicative; usually used with a negative) impressive or important: this car isn’t much
adj.

c.1200, worn down by loss of unaccented last syllable from Middle English muchel “large, much,” from Old English micel “great in amount or extent,” from Proto-Germanic *mekilaz, from PIE *meg- “great” (see mickle). As a noun and an adverb, from c.1200. For vowel evolution, see bury.

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