What does myriad mean?

Definitions for myriadˈmɪr i əd

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. myriad(noun)

    a large indefinite number

    "he faced a myriad of details"

  2. ten thousand, 10000, myriad(adj)

    the cardinal number that is the product of ten and one thousand

  3. countless, infinite, innumerable, innumerous, multitudinous, myriad, numberless, uncounted, unnumberable, unnumbered, unnumerable(adj)

    too numerous to be counted

    "incalculable riches"; "countless hours"; "an infinite number of reasons"; "innumerable difficulties"; "the multitudinous seas"; "myriad stars"; "untold thousands"

Wiktionary

  1. myriad(Noun)

    Ten thousand; 10,000.

  2. myriad(Noun)

    A countless number or multitude (of specified things).

    Earth hosts a myriad of animals.

  3. myriad(Adjective)

    Multifaceted, having innumerable elements.

  4. myriad(Adjective)

    Great in number; innumerable, multitudinous.

    Earth hosts myriad animals.

  5. Origin: From myriade, from myrias (genitive of myriadis), from μυριάδος, genitive of μυριάς, from μύριος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Myriad(noun)

    the number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things

  2. Myriad(noun)

    an immense number; a very great many; an indefinitely large number

  3. Myriad(adj)

    consisting of a very great, but indefinite, number; as, myriad stars

  4. Origin: [Gr. , , fr. numberless, pl. ten thousand: cf. F. myriade.]

Freebase

  1. Myriad

    Myriad, "numberless, countless, infinite", is a classical Greek word for the number 10,000. In modern English, the word refers to an unspecified large quantity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Myriad

    mir′i-ad, n. any immense number.—adj. numberless. [Gr. myrias, myriados, ten thousand.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of myriad in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of myriad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mary Kirby:

    There are myriad concerns when looking at this design, chiefly whether or not passengers would be able to evacuate in 90 seconds.

  2. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Zygmunt Zikorra inquired; Have modern-day geologists been able to determine whether myriad 'baldface' and 'baldhead' mountains were ever hirsute?

  3. Sir Richard Francis Burton:

    All Faith is false, all Faith is true:
    Truth is the shattered mirror strown
    In myriad bits; while each believes
    His little bit the whole to own.

  4. Robin Naidoo:

    Even with the multibillion dollar value, this is a vast underestimate of the total economic value of these parks, as it does not account for the myriad ecosystem services that they collectively provide.

  5. Oliver Barron:

    After the market continued to fall despite myriad support measures, the government reached peak panic mode and must have worried that investors would not only lose confidence in the markets, but in the government itself.

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