[oh-ver-muhch] /ˈoʊ vərˈmʌtʃ/
adjective, noun, adverb
He didn’t show overmuch concern. We tried not to regret it overmuch.
[men-ee] /ˈmɛn i/
adjective, more, most.
constituting or forming a large number; numerous:
noting each one of a large number (usually followed by a or an):
For many a day it rained.
a large or considerable number of persons or things:
A good many of the beggars were blind.
the many, the greater part of humankind.
many persons or things:
Many of the beggars were blind. Many were unable to attend.
sometimes preceded by a great or a good
foll by a, an, or another, and a singular noun. each of a considerable number of: many a man
preceded by as, too, that, etc
the many, the majority of mankind, esp the common people: the many are kept in ignorance while the few prosper Compare few (sense 7)
too much; very much
an excessive amount
“too great in amount,” c.1300, over- + much (q.v.). As an adverb from late 14c. Old English had cognate ofermicel.
Old English monig, manig “many, many a, much,” from Proto-Germanic *managaz (cf. Old Saxon manag, Swedish mången, Old Frisian manich, Dutch menig, Old High German manag, German manch, Gothic manags), from PIE *menegh- “copious” (cf. Old Church Slavonic munogu “much, many,” Old Irish menicc, Welsh mynych “frequent,” Old Irish magham “gift”). Pronunciation altered by influence of any (see manifold).
Old English menigu, from many (adj.). The many “the multitude” attested from 1520s. Cf. also Gothic managei “multitude, crowd,” Old High German managi “large number, plurality,” German Menge “multitude.”
one too many
[oh-ver-muhch] /ˈoʊ vərˈmʌtʃ/ adjective, noun, adverb 1. too : He didn’t show overmuch concern. We tried not to regret it overmuch. /ˌəʊvəˈmʌtʃ/ adverb, adjective 1. too much; very much noun 2. an excessive amount adj. “too great in amount,” c.1300, over- + much (q.v.). As an adverb from late 14c. Old English had cognate ofermicel.
- Over my dead body
interjection An expression of refusal, denial, or rejection; not happening: Over my dead body will she live with us (1936+) In no way, under no circumstances, as in Over my dead body will you drop out of high school. This hyperbolic expression is often used jokingly. [ Early 1800s ]
[nahys] /naɪs/ adjective, nicer, nicest. 1. pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit. 2. amiably pleasant; kind: They are always nice to strangers. 3. characterized by, showing, or requiring great accuracy, precision, skill, tact, care, or delicacy: nice workmanship; a nice shot; a nice handling of a crisis. 4. showing or indicating very small differences; minutely […]
[adverb oh-ver-nahyt; adjective, noun oh-ver-nahyt; verb oh-ver-nahyt] /adverb ˈoʊ vərˈnaɪt; adjective, noun ˈoʊ vərˌnaɪt; verb ˌoʊ vərˈnaɪt/ adverb 1. for or during the : to stay overnight. 2. on or during the previous evening: Preparations were made overnight. 3. very quickly; suddenly: New suburbs sprang up overnight. adjective 4. done, made, occurring, or continuing during […]