from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make more; increase; enhance.
  • To root up.
  • noun A mulberry-tree, Morus nigra.
  • Greater: often indicating comparison merely, not absolutely but relatively greater.
  • In number, especially as comparative of many.
  • In degree or intensity, especially as comparative of much or as exceeding a small or smaller quantity.
  • In rank, position, or dignity: opposed to less.
  • Greater in amount, extent, number, or degree: the following noun being in effect a partitive genitive: as, more land; more light; more money; more courage.
  • In addition; additional: the adjective being before or after the noun, or in the predicate.
  • noun A greater quantity, amount, or number.
  • noun Something superior or further or in addition: corresponding to I., 2, with partitive genitive merged.
  • noun Persons of rank; the great.
  • noun A formative of comparison, indicating the comparative degree.
  • noun A root; stock.
  • noun A plant.
  • In a greater extent, quantity, or degree.
  • [In this sense more is regularly used to modify an adjective or adverb and form a comparative phrase, having the same force and effect as the comparative degree made by the termination -er: as, more wise (wiser), more wisely; more illustrious, more illustriously; more contemptible; more durable. It may be used before any adjective or adverb which admits of comparison, and is generally used with words of more than two syllables, in which the use of the suffix -er would be awkward: as, more curious, more eminent, etc.; formations like curiouser, virtuouser, etc., being avoided, though occasionally used in older writers. Formerly more was very often used superfluously in the comparative: as, more better, braver, fitter, mightier, etc.]
  • Further; to a greater distance.
  • In addition; besides; again: qualified by such words as any, no, ever, never, once, twice, etc., the two being in some cases also written together as one, as evermore, nevermore, and formerly nomore.
  • Besides; indeed.
  • noun An obsolete form of moor.
  • noun A hill.
  • noun See -mor.
  • noun Delay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A greater quantity, amount, or number; that which exceeds or surpasses in any way what it is compared with.
  • noun That which is in addition; something other and further; an additional or greater amount.
  • noun Adverbially: Further; beyond a certain time.
  • noun not anything more; nothing in addition.
  • noun [Obs.] the high and low.
  • Greater; superior; increased
  • Greater in quality, amount, degree, quality, and the like; with the singular.
  • Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; -- with the plural.
  • Additional; other.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A hill.
  • adverb In a greater quantity; in or to a greater extent or degree.
  • adverb With a verb or participle.
  • adverb With an adjective or adverb (instead of the suffix -er) to form the comparative degree.
  • adverb In addition; further; besides; again.
  • adverb with continual increase.
  • adverb to a greater degree; by an added quantity; for a reason already specified.
  • adverb by how much more -- by so much more.
  • adverb to have ceased to be.
  • transitive verb obsolete To make more; to increase.
  • noun obsolete A root.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete a carrot; a parsnip.
  • noun dialectal a root; stock.
  • noun A plant.
  • verb transitive To root up.
  • determiner Comparative form of many: in greater number. (Used for a discrete quantity.)
  • determiner ​ Comparative form of much: in greater quantity, amount, or proportion. (Used for a continuous quantity.)


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From Middle English more, moore "carrot, parsnip" from Old English more, moru "carrot, parsnip" from Proto-Germanic *murhō(n), *murhijō(n) (“carrot”), from Proto-Indo-European *mork- (“edible herb, tuber”). Akin to Old Saxon moraha "carrot", Old High German morha, moraha "root of a plant or tree" (German Möhre "carrot", Morchel "mushroom, morel"). More at morel.

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From Middle English moren, from the noun. See above.

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From Middle English more, from Old English māra ("more"), from Proto-Germanic *maizô (“more”), from Proto-Indo-European *mē- (“many”). Cognate with Scots mair ("more"), West Frisian mear ("more"), Dutch meer ("more"), German mehr ("more"), Swedish mer, mera ("more"), Icelandic meiri, meira ("more").


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  • Waves of wanting, by Nancy Dwyer.

    April 30, 2008

  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia lists, among its definitions of more,

    7. A mulberry-tree, Morus nigra; and, 1. to root up.

    Go more that more some more.

    September 15, 2011