adjective, more, most.
great in quantity, measure, or degree:
too much cake.
a great quantity, measure, or degree:
Much of his research was unreliable.
a great, important, or notable thing or matter:
The house is not much to look at.
adverb, more, most.
to a great extent or degree; greatly; far:
to talk too much; much heavier.
nearly, approximately, or about:
This is much like the others.
make much of,
not so much, Informal. (def 3).
(informal) a bit much, rather excessive
as much, exactly that: I suspected as much when I heard
make much of, See make of (sense 4)
not much of, not to any appreciable degree or extent: he’s not much of an actor really
(informal) not up to much, of a low standard: this beer is not up to much
(used with a negative) think much of, to have a high opinion of: I don’t think much of his behaviour
considerably: they’re much better now
practically; nearly (esp in the phrase much the same)
(usually used with a negative) often; a great deal: it doesn’t happen much in this country
much as, as much as, even though; although: much as I’d like to, I can’t come
(predicative; usually used with a negative) impressive or important: this car isn’t much
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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noun 1. a comedy (1598?) by Shakespeare. A big fuss over a trifle, as in Jerry had everyone running around looking for his gloves—much ado about nothing. Although this expression is best remembered as the title of Shakespeare’s comedy, the phrase much ado was already being used for a big commotion or trouble in the […]
[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 […]