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English adjective: much

1. much (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent


SamplesNot much rain.
Much affection.
Much grain is in storage.


Similarovermuch, some, such, untold


See alsomore, more than


Antonymsslight, little


English noun: much

1. much (quantity) a great amount or extent


SamplesThey did much for humanity.


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity


English adverb: much

1. much to a great degree or extent


SamplesShe's much better now.

2. much very


SamplesHe was much annoyed.

3. much to a very great degree or extent


SamplesI feel a lot better.
We enjoyed ourselves very much.
She was very much interested.
This would help a great deal.


Synonymsa good deal, a great deal, a lot, lots, very much

4. much (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely


SamplesMuch the same thing happened every time.
Practically everything in Hinduism is the manifestation of a god.


Synonymspractically

5. much frequently or in great quantities


SamplesI don't drink much.
I don't travel much.


Synonymsa great deal, often









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