Plural



[ploo r-uh l] /ˈplʊər əl/

adjective
1.
consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than one.
2.
pertaining to or involving a of persons or things.
3.
being one of such a .
4.
Grammar. noting or pertaining to a member of the category of number, found in many languages, indicating that a word has more than one referent, as in English men, or more than two referents, as in Old English ge, meaning “you.”.
noun, Grammar.
5.
the plural number.
6.
a form in the plural.
/ˈplʊərəl/
adjective
1.
containing, involving, or composed of more than one person, thing, item, etc: a plural society
2.
denoting a word indicating that more than one referent is being referred to or described
noun
3.
(grammar)

adj.

late 14c., from Old French plurel “more than one” (12c., Modern French pluriel), from Latin pluralis “of or belonging to more than one,” from plus (genitive pluris) “more” (see plus). The noun meaning “a plural number” is from late 14c.

The grammatical category in nouns, pronouns, and verbs that refers to more than one thing. Most nouns become plural with the addition of -s or -es: hats, chairs, dishes, countries, and so on. Some nouns form the plural in other ways, as in children, feet, geese, and women. (Compare singular; see agreement.)

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