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See also: More, moře, -more, môre, and море

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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), Low German mehr (more), German mehr (more), Danish mere (more), Swedish mera (more), Icelandic meiri, meira (more).

Determiner[edit]

more

  1. Comparative form of many: in greater number. (Used for a discrete quantity.)
    More people are arriving.
    There are more ways to do this than I can count.
    • 2014 June 14, “It's a gas”, The Economist, volume 411, number 8891: 
      One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.
  2. Comparative form of much: in greater quantity, amount, or proportion. (Used for a continuous quantity.)
    I want more soup;  I need more time
    There's more caffeine in my coffee than in the coffee you get in most places.
    • 2013 June 29, “A punch in the gut”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 72-3: 
      Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.
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Adverb[edit]

more (not comparable)

  1. To a greater degree or extent. [from 10thc.]
    He walks more in the morning these days.
    • 2013 July 19, Ian Sample, “Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 34: 
      Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.
  2. (now poetic) In negative constructions: any further, any longer; any more. [from 10thc.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur, Bk.XV, Ch.II:
      Than was there pees betwyxte thys erle and thys Aguaurs, and grete surete that the erle sholde never warre agaynste hym more.
  3. ​ Used alone to form the comparative form of adjectives and adverbs. [from 13thc.]
    You're more beautiful than I ever imagined.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity:
      Then we relapsed into a discomfited silence, and wished we were anywhere else. But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud, and with such a hearty enjoyment that instead of getting angry and more mortified we began to laugh ourselves, and instantly felt better.
    • 2013 July-August, Henry Petroski, “Geothermal Energy”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 4: 
      Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.
  4. (now dialectal or humorous) Used in addition to an inflected comparative form. (Standard until the 18thc.) [from 13thc.]
    No more than a disagreement from a friend.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

more (plural mores)

  1. (obsolete) a carrot; a parsnip.
  2. (dialectal) a root; stock.
  3. A plant.

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

more (third-person singular simple present mores, present participle moring, simple past and past participle mored)

  1. (transitive) To root up.

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

more

  1. purple

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from moro (fun), which may be a compound of mod, from Old Norse móðr (mind) and ro, from Old Norse (rest).

Verb[edit]

more (imperative mor, infinitive at more, present tense morer, past tense morede, past participle har moret)

  1. To amuse, entertain

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mora.

Noun[edit]

more m, f (plural moren, diminutive moretje n)

  1. The unit of length (short or long) in poetic metre

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

more f (plural mores)

  1. (phonology) mora

Adjective[edit]

more (masculine and feminine, plural mores)

  1. (dated) Alternative spelling of maure.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

more f

  1. plural form of mora

Verb[edit]

more

  1. (slang) Third-person singular indicative present of morire

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mōre

  1. ablative singular of mōs

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

more f (5 declension)

  1. (archaic) black woman

Maori[edit]

Noun[edit]

more

  1. taproot

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

more (present tense morer; past tense and past participle mora or moret)

  1. amuse, entertain

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 more, morel.

Noun[edit]

more f

  1. carrot
  2. parsnip

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

more

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of morar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of morar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of morar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of morar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *morje, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /môːre/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧re

Noun[edit]

mȏre n (Cyrillic spelling мо̑ре)

  1. sea

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *morje, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun[edit]

more n (genitive singular mora, nominative plural moria), declension pattern srdce

  1. A body of salt water, sea.
  2. (colloquial) A huge amount, a plenty (+genitive)
    máme more časuwe have plenty of time

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

more

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of morar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of morar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of morar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of morar.

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

more

  1. Mutated form of bore (morning).

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bore fore more unchanged