Definitions for myriadˈmɪr i əd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

myr•i•adˈmɪr i əd(n.)

  1. an indefinitely great number of persons or things.

  2. ten thousand.

  3. (adj.)of an indefinitely great number; innumerable.

  4. having innumerable phases, aspects, variations, etc.

Origin of myriad:

1545–55; < Gk mȳriad-, s. of mȳriás ten thousand

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

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.

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