Definitions for pluralˈplʊər əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plu•ralˈplʊər əl(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or involving more than one.

  2. pertaining to or involving a plurality of persons or things.

  3. of or belonging to the grammatical category of number used to indicate that a word has more than one referent, as children or them, or in some languages more than two referents, as Old English ge“you.”

    Category: Grammar

  4. (n.)the plural number.

    Category: Grammar

  5. a word or other form in the plural.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Abbr.: pl. 2

Origin of plural:

1350–1400; ME < L plūrālis=plūr-, s. of plūsplus+-alis -al1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plural, plural form(adj)

    the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

  2. plural(adj)

    composed of more than one member, set, or kind

  3. plural(adj)

    grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. plural(noun)ˈplʊər əl

    the form of a word that refers to more than one

    What's the plural of "roof?"; an irregular plural form


  1. plural(Noun)

    : a word in the form in which it potentially refers to something other than one person or thing; and other than two things if the language has a dual form.

  2. plural(Adjective)

    Consisting of or containing more than one of something.

  3. plural(Adjective)


  4. Origin: From plurelle, from plurel, from pluralis, from plus, pluris + -alis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plural(adj)

    relating to, or containing, more than one; designating two or more; as, a plural word

  2. Plural(noun)

    the plural number; that form of a word which expresses or denotes more than one; a word in the plural form


  1. Plural

    The plural, in many languages, is one of the values of the grammatical category of number. Plural forms of nouns typically denote a quantity other than the default quantity represented by a noun, which is generally one. Most commonly, therefore, plurals are used to denote two or more of something, although they may also denote fractional, zero or negative amounts. An example of a plural is the English word cats, which corresponds to the singular cat. Plurality is a linguistic universal, represented variously among the languages as a separate word, an affix, or by other morphological indications such as stress or implicit markers/context. Words of other types, such as verbs, adjectives and pronouns, also frequently have distinct plural forms, which are used in agreement with the number of their associated nouns. Some languages also have a dual or other systems of number categories. However in English and many other languages, singular and plural are the only grammatical numbers, except for possible remnants of the dual in pronouns such as both and either.

Translations for plural

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(in) the form of a word which expresses more than one

`Mice' is the plural of `mouse'; a plural noun/verb; Is the verb in the singular or the plural?

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