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n : English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from
Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded;
recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state [syn:
, Sir Thomas More
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(m[=o]r), n. [AS. m[=o]r. See Moor
A hill. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
, n. [AS. more, moru; akin to G. m["o]hre carrot,
OHG. moraha, morha.]
A root. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
, a., compar. [Positive wanting; superl. Most
(m[=o]st).] [OE. more, mare, and (orig. neut. and adv.) mo,
ma, AS. m[=a]ra, and (as neut. and adv.) m[=a]; akin to D.
meer, OS. m[=e]r, G. mehr, OHG. m[=e]ro, m[=e]r, Icel. meiri,
meirr, Dan. meere, meer, Sw. mera, mer, Goth. maiza, a.,
mais, adv., and perh. to L. major greater, compar. of magnus
great, and magis, adv., more. [root]103. Cf. Most
1. Greater; superior; increased; as:
(a) Greater in quality, amount, degree, quality, and the
like; with the singular.
He gat more money. --Chaucer.
If we procure not to ourselves more woe.
Note: More, in this sense, was formerly used in connection
with some other qualifying word, -- a, the, this,
their, etc., -- which now requires the substitution of
greater, further, or the like, for more.
Whilst sisters nine, which dwell on Parnasse
Do make them music for their more delight.
The more part knew not wherefore they were come
together. --Acts xix.
Wrong not that wrong with a more contempt.
(b) Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; -- with the
The people of the children of Israel are more
and mightier than we. --Ex. i. 9.
2. Additional; other; as, he wept because there were no more
worlds to conquer.
With open arms received one poet more. --Pope.
1. A greater quantity, amount, or number; that which exceeds
or surpasses in any way what it is compared with.
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered,
some more, some less. --Ex. xvi. 17.
2. That which is in addition; something other and further; an
additional or greater amount.
They that would have more and more can never have
O! That pang where more than madness lies. --Byron.
(a) Anything or something additional or further; as, I do
not need any more.
(b) Adverbially: Further; beyond a certain time; as, do
not think any more about it.
, not anything more; nothing in addition.
The more and less
, the high and low. [Obs.] --Shak. “All
cried, both less and more.”
1. In a greater quantity; in or to a greater extent or
(a) With a verb or participle.
The riches of Heaven's pavement. --Milton.
(b) With an adjective or adverb (instead of the suffix
-er) to form the comparative degree; as, more durable;
more active; more sweetly.
Happy here, and more happy hereafter. --Bacon.
Note: Double comparatives were common among writers of the
Elizabeth period, and for some time later; as, more
brighter; more dearer.
The duke of Milan
And his more braver daughter. --Shak.
2. In addition; further; besides; again.
Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more,
Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere,
I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.
More and more
, with continual increase. “Amon trespassed
more and more.”
--2 Chron. xxxiii. 23.
, to a greater degree; by an added quantity; for a
reason already specified.
The more -- the more
, by how much more -- by so much more.
“The more he praised it in himself, the more he seems to
suspect that in very deed it was not in him.”
To be no more
, to have ceased to be; as, Cassius is no
more; Troy is no more.
Those oracles which set the world in flames,
Nor ceased to burn till kingdoms were no more.
, v. t.
To make more; to increase. [Obs.] --Gower.
(m[u^]ch), a. [Compar. & superl. wanting, but
supplied by More
(m[=o]r), and Most
another root.] [OE. moche, muche, miche, prob. the same as
mochel, muchel, michel, mikel, fr. AS. micel, mycel; cf. Gr.
me`gas, fem. mega`lh, great, and Icel. mj["o]k, adv., much.
[root]103. See Mickle
1. Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has
fallen; much time.
Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and
shalt gather but little in. --Deut.
2. Many in number. [Archaic]
Edom came out against him with much people. --Num.
3. High in rank or position. [Obs.] --Chaucer.