What does much mean?

Definitions for muchmʌtʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word much.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. much(adj)

    a great amount or extent

    "they did much for humanity"

  2. much(a)(adverb)

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

    "not much rain"; "much affection"; "much grain is in storage"

  3. much(adverb)

    to a great degree or extent

    "she's much better now"

  4. much(adverb)


    "he was much annoyed"

  5. a lot, lots, a good deal, a great deal, much, very much(adverb)

    to a very great degree or extent

    "I feel a lot better"; "we enjoyed ourselves very much"; "she was very much interested"; "this would help a great deal"

  6. much, practically(adverb)

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

    "much the same thing happened every time"; "practically everything in Hinduism is the manifestation of a god"

  7. much, a great deal, often(adverb)

    frequently or in great quantities

    "I don't drink much"; "I don't travel much"


  1. much(Adverb)

    To a great extent.

  2. much(Adverb)

    Often; frequently.

    Does he get drunk much?

  3. much(Pronoun)

    A large amount or great extent.

    From those to whom much has been given much is expected.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Much

    great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has fallen; much time

  2. Much

    many in number

  3. Much

    high in rank or position

  4. Much(noun)

    a great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I

  5. Much(noun)

    a thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable

  6. Much(adj)

    to a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly

  7. Origin: [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. mjk, adv., much. 103. See Mickle.]


  1. Much

    Much is a municipality in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approx. 30 km north-east of Bonn, and 20 km south-west of Gummersbach.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Much

    much, adj. great in size, quantity, or extent: long in duration.—adv. to a great degree: by far: often or long: almost.—n. a great quantity: a strange thing.—adj. Much′el (Spens.), much.—n. Much′ness, state of being much.—Much about it, something like what it usually is; Much of a muchness=just about the same value or amount.—Make much of (see Make); Not so much as, not even; Too much for, more than a match for. [M. E. muche, moche, muchel, mochel—A.S. mic-el; cf. Ice. mjök.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'much' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #160

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'much' in Written Corpus Frequency: #164

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'much' in Adverbs Frequency: #36


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of much in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of much in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pastor Ralph Castillo:

    Whether he was helping a mom with a carriage or bringing someone to their seats, he did it with so much love and so much vigor and so much joy.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a very few hours.

  3. John Milton:

    Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.

  4. Frederick Hess:

    It's hard to read the thing and not come away satisfied that they have done not just a much better job but a more thoughtful job, i think the result is something that is much more comprehensive, much more accurate and much less agenda-driven.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    There is only as much space, only as much time, only as much desire, only as many words, only as many pages, only as much ink to accept all of us at light-speed hurrying into the Promised Land of oblivion that is waiting for us sooner or later.

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