Definition of more in English:

more

Pronunciation /môr/ /mɔr/

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determiner

  • A greater or additional amount or degree of.

    ‘she poured herself more coffee’
    • ‘I feel better in myself and I have more energy’
    additional, further, added, extra, increased, fresh, new, other, supplementary, supplemental, spare, alternative
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pronoun

  • A greater or additional amount of something.

    ‘tell me more’
    • ‘products of superior quality usually cost more’
    • ‘you guys will probably know more than me about this’
    • ‘they proved more of a hindrance than a help’
    extra, an additional amount, an additional number, a greater number, a greater quantity
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Phrases

    more so
    • Of the same kind to a greater degree.

      ‘the waiter found me delightful and my little sister even more so’
      • ‘While the season had been a roller coaster ride the events of the last few weeks were even more so.’
      • ‘The technicalities were already fairly routine and have become more so since.’
      • ‘Ilkley has a thriving online scene, probably more so than any town of comparable size in the country.’
      • ‘It's nice, whenever we do get any sunshine, to sit outside, even more so when getting on in years.’
      • ‘She astonished listeners from an early age and none more so than her non - musical parents.’
      • ‘So it's always been the case that property has been the key, but it's even more so now.’
      • ‘We will tackle the real problems: and none more so than the iniquitous Council Tax.’
      • ‘Technology is useful, but everyone agrees that leadership and civic vision are much more so.’
      • ‘Like most of its neighbours, or perhaps more so, France arouses mixed feelings today.’
      • ‘It's been a tragedy for my family, and even more so for the other family who lost their daughter.’
    more than
    • Extremely (used before an adjective conveying a positive feeling or attitude)

      • ‘she is more than happy to oblige’
    no more
    • 1Nothing further.

      ‘there was no more to be said about it’
      • ‘Guy began his battle with cancer five years ago and only 12 days before he died he was told there was no more that could be done.’
      • ‘I just saw the article in question, on which I have no more to add.’
      • ‘He apologised later in the team hotel and there was no more about it.’
      • ‘There is no more to write on this matter.’
      • ‘I'll say no more for fear of spoiling the fun, except that the twists don't alter the film's comic tone.’
      • ‘Albright's death shocked many of us, not only with the surprise of it but with the realization that we'd hear no more from him as a composer.’
      • ‘After several attempts at repair, they found there was no more that could be done.’
      • ‘Food was ruining every aspect of my life and I would simply eat until I could eat no more.’
      • ‘For the rest of the night, Elizabeth said no more and fell asleep in his arms.’
      • ‘She is leaving politics because she can do no more to enlighten us.’
    • 2No further.

      ‘you must have some soup, but no more wine’
      • ‘I said, with a smile, that I'd been buying them drinks all night so had no more money.’
      • ‘So bravo Chile, but please no more expensive wines.’
      • ‘At least there's no more murder or illness, just a lot of love and light.’
      • ‘Therefore no more illegal parking will be tolerated on Teeling street.’
      • ‘The boy's parents were dead and they could cause no more harm.’
      • ‘He went back to eating and no more conversation passed between the two, but Tobias was used to it.’
      • ‘As December passes, he has no more time for leisurely swims.’
      • ‘As far as the city council is concerned, we are trying to protect jobs in Sheffield and make sure no more jobs go.’
      • ‘Hopefully, I can keep that going this season and have no more problems.’
      • ‘The shop assistant discovered she had not been given enough money, but the offender said she had no more cash.’
    • 3be no moreExist no longer.

      ‘the patch of ground was overgrown and the hut was no more’
      • ‘Compton added that the booming business scene that once existed on the island was no more.’
      • ‘There is a feeling that the Britain we have known has passed its sell-by date and may soon be no more.’
      • ‘The farmers he had served so well were no more for they, too, had faded away through changing times.’
      • ‘It took a long time for it to sink in that the buildings were no more.’
      • ‘By the time he came back to office as Northern Ireland Secretary, the world he was used to was no more.’
      • ‘Until a week ago, it looked as if the highly successful Swindon Jazz Festival was no more.’
      • ‘Skye's unbeaten home record, which was based on their performances in division one, is no more.’
      • ‘The once proud fell farmer is no more - his culture has long been under threat with collapse of prices.’
      • ‘We'd originally drawn your attention to the gig in our feature last week but, alas, the event is no more.’
      • ‘Farming was once common, but it is no more, and the gardens are a thing of the past.’
    • 4Never again.

      ‘mention his name no more to me’
      • ‘The parties, dances, feasts and gifts soon fell to a halt and no more did he praise her name.’
      • ‘No more will the designer be restricted by equipment termination problems.’
      • ‘Father Flanagan Hall in the grounds of Summerhill College will no more echo to the sound of choirs from all over the world.’
      • ‘Fun and frolic at these tourist spots will no more be a dream for Malayalis, especially those in the middle income group.’
      • ‘Then he thought he heard a voice say that he had killed sleep and that he would sleep no more because of his crime.’
      • ‘I once believed he was capable of an honourable peace with his enemy, but no more.’
      • ‘McConnell hath murdered sleep, and therefore shall sleep no more.’
      • ‘No more would they pay for wars that yielded so few returns.’
    • 5Neither.

      ‘I had no complaints and no more did Tom’
      • ‘The law could not create itself, but no more did he create it; it existed independent of his will, waiting for the light of reason to reveal.’
      • ‘If he was not a joint author, then no more was he a joint 'maker', the sole maker being Dr Edwards.’
    more and more
    • At a continually increasing rate.

      ‘vacancies were becoming more and more rare’
      • ‘The police were coming around more and more and it was very unsettling for him.’
      • ‘I'm getting into spirituality more and more and find it makes a lot of sense to me.’
      • ‘The prosecution service has been doing more and more with fewer and fewer resources.’
      • ‘I was feeling more and more out of place, but it was all making me laugh to myself.’
      • ‘In an hour at two locations he managed to finish off two jobs that had been getting more and more behind.’
      • ‘Things are getting more and more like the States every day and it's a very sad turn of events.’
      • ‘Slowly she was able to hear more and more and is now as close to having full hearing as she will ever be.’
      • ‘However, it was a job he gradually grew to like more and more as the months passed by.’
      • ‘Usually they become more and more at ease, if you start asking questions about them.’
      • ‘It was growing dark, and the fire from the pit showed more and more brightly every moment.’
    more or less
    • 1Speaking imprecisely; to a certain extent.

      ‘they are more or less a waste of time’
      • ‘When every nation is a democratic nation, we'll have world peace, more or less.’
      • ‘I've spent most of the morning in the park nursing a migraine, but I'm ok now, more or less.’
      • ‘Millar confirms that everything in his career has gone more or less to plan so far.’
      • ‘We know more or less how the facts were gathered and how the book was compiled.’
      • ‘I recognised that I had reached this point some time ago but I kept it more or less to myself.’
      • ‘I did sleep more or less properly last night for the first time, but I am still shattered.’
      • ‘Tonight, the pain in my ribs is receding, and I can draw a deep breath more or less without pain.’
      • ‘I've been more or less absent from these pages for a couple of months now, as some have noticed.’
      • ‘It took about 10 hours, the last two of which I was driving more or less in my sleep.’
      • ‘He is more or less of good character, is extremely ashamed and nervous about what is going to happen to him.’
      • ‘If mothers are to work they will have to abandon their children, more or less.’
      • ‘Tourists have appreciated the beauties of this part of the world more or less since tourism began.’
      1. 1.1Approximately.
        ‘more or less symmetrical’
        • ‘Spring barley area is marginally down and oats are more or less at the same level as a year earlier.’
        • ‘Although the rail industry remains in crisis, trains are now running more or less to timetable.’
        • ‘This is the same group of players more or less who did well two years ago and were doing the same things.’
        • ‘By looking through the job adverts, we can work out more or less what every employee in the country is paid.’
        • ‘It took more or less 3 hours driving time to take Gordon up to this place near Birmingham.’
        • ‘The two banks will both see their costs rise more or less in line with earnings this year.’
        • ‘We're going to be updating the site daily, more or less, and we hope to have the story done in about a month.’
        • ‘Whichever statistics you look at, the county's schools sit more or less in the middle.’
        • ‘Then we went to the hotel - a little guest house more or less in the centre of Felixstowe.’
        • ‘On the first day, we covered more or less two hundred kilometres, firstly through the suburbs of Sydney, then into parkland.’

Origin

Old English māra, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch meer and German mehr.