from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Great in quantity, degree, or extent.
- noun A large quantity or amount.
- noun Something great or remarkable.
- adverb To a great degree or extent.
- adverb Just about; almost.
- adverb Frequently; often.
- idiom (as much) Almost the same.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In a great degree; to a great amount or extent; greatly; far.
- In this sense much was formerly often used ironically, implying denial.
- In present use, much or very much corresponds, before a comparative or a superlative with the, to very before a positive: thus, very great, but much or very much greater, much or very much the greatest.
- Nearly: usually emphasizing the sense of indefiniteness.
- [The adverb much is very often prefixed to participial forms, etc., to make compound adjectives: as, much- abused, much -enduring, much -debated.]
- To make much; increase.
- To make much of; coax; stroke gently.
- Great in size; big; large.
- Great in quantity or extent; abundant.
- Many in number.
- High in position, rank, or social station; important.
- noun A large quantity; a great deal.
- noun A great, uncommon, or serious thing; something strange, wonderful, or considerable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly.
- adjective Great in quantity; long in duration
- adjective Archaic Many in number.
- adjective obsolete High in rank or position.
- noun A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity.
- noun A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable.
- noun to treat as something of especial value or worth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adverb To a great extent.
- adverb Often; frequently.
- pronoun A large amount or great extent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb to a great degree or extent
- adverb to a very great degree or extent
- adjective (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent
- adverb (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely
- noun a great amount or extent
- adverb frequently or in great quantities
- adverb very
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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