What does MUCH mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. muchadjective

    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. muchadverb

    to a great degree or extent

    "she's much better now"

  4. muchadverb


    "he was much annoyed"

  5. a lot, lots, a good deal, a great deal, much, very muchadverb

    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, practicallyadverb

    (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, oftenadverb

    frequently or in great quantities

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


  1. muchadverb

    To a great extent.

  2. muchadverb

    Often; frequently.

    Does he get drunk much?

  3. muchpronoun

    A large amount or great extent.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Muchadjective

    Large in quantity; long in time; many in number.

    Etymology: mycker, Swedish; mucho, Spanish.

    Let us know
    If ’twill tie up thy discontented sword,
    And carry back to Sicily much tall youth,
    That else must perish here. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.

    Thou shalt carry much seed out, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it. Deut. xxiv. 38.

    I am well served, to take so much pains for one resolved to make away with himself. Roger L'Estrange.

    You were pressed for the sea-service, and got off with much ado. Jonathan Swift, Rules to Servants.

  2. Muchadverb

    Isaac, thou art much mightier than we. Gen. xxvi. 16.

    Excellent speech becometh not a fool, much less do lying lips a prince. Prov. xvii. 17.

    We have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence; shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? Heb. xii. 9.

    If they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven. Heb. xii. 25.

    Somewhat aw’d, I shook with holy fear,
    Yet not so much but that I noted well
    Who did the most in song and dance excel. Dryden.

    He charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it. Mark vii. 36.

    So spake, so wish’d much humbled Eve, but fate
    Subscrib’d not. John Milton.

    To thee thy much-afflicted mother flies,
    And on thy succour and thy faith relies. Dryden.

    Your much-lov’d fleet shall soon
    Besiege the petty monarchs of the land. Dryden.

    If his rules of reason be not better than his rules for health, he is not like to be much followed. Thomas Baker, Ref. on Learning.

    Oh much experienc’d man! Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    Sad from my natal hour my days have ran,
    A much afflicted, much enduring man. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    You pine, you languish, love to be alone,
    Think much, speak little, and in speaking, sigh. Dryden.

    shall last, like Alexander, long,
    As much recorded, and as often sung. George Granville.

    All left the world much as they found it, ever unquiet, subject to changes and revolutions. William Temple.

  3. Muchnoun

    They gathered against Moses and Aaron, and said, Ye take too much upon you. Num. xvi. 3.

    Nor grudge I thee the much the Grecians give,
    Nor murm’ring take the little I receive. John Dryden, Iliad.

    They have much of the poetry of Mecænas, but little of his liberality. John Dryden, All for Love. Pref. to.

    The fate of love is such,
    That still it sees too little or too much. Dryden.

    Much suff’ring heroes next their honours claim;
    Those of less noisy and less guilty fame,
    Fair virtue’s silent train. Alexander Pope, Temple of Fame.

    Thou think’st it much to tread the ooze
    Of the salt deep. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    He thought not much to clothe his enemies. John Milton.

    This gracious act the ladies all approve,
    Who thought it much a man should die for love,
    And with their mistress join’d in close debate. Dryden.

    The waters covered the chariots and horsemen; there remained not so much as one. Exod. xiv. 28.

    We will cut wood out of Lebanon as much as thou shalt need. 2 Chron. ii. 16.

    The matter of the universe was created before the flood; and if any more was created, then there must be as much annihilated to make room for it. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    Who is there of whom we can with any rational assurance, or perhaps so much as likelihood, affirm, here is a man whose nature is renewed, whose heart is changed. Robert South, Sermons.

    It was much that one that was so great a lover of peace should be happy in war. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    It is much, if men were from eternity, that they should not find out the way of writing all that long duration which had past before that time. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    Though he knew his discourse was to entertain him from a more streight parley, yet he durst not but kiss his rod, and gladly make much of that entertainment which she allotted unto him. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    The king understanding of their adventure, suddenly falls to take a pride in making much of them, extolling them with infinite praises. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    When thou camest first,
    Thou stroak’d’st, and mad’st much of me; and would’st give me
    Water with berries in’t. William Shakespeare, Tempest.


  1. much

    Much is an adjective that refers to a large quantity, amount, or degree of something. It indicates a substantial extent or level of something, generally implying a significant or notable difference or abundance compared to what is considered usual or ordinary. It is often used to describe a considerable number, size, or degree of things, people, or activities.

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. Muchnoun

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

  5. Muchnoun

    a thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable

  6. Muchadjective

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

  7. Etymology: [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.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MUCH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Much is ranked #36695 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Much surname appeared 609 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Much.

    92.2% or 562 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.1% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 12 total occurrences were Black.

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

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  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

Examples of MUCH in a Sentence

  1. Ben Lecomte:

    I remember my father and he was the one who taught me how to swim in the Atlantic. I remember times when we would go on the beach and walk and never see any plastic. Now, everywhere I go, on the beach I see plastic everywhere, if we are all aware of it then after it is much easier to take action and to change our behaviour because the solution is in our hands. We know what we have to do.

  2. Craig Strickland:

    I think everybody sharing their love for Craig and telling us how much they loved him helps us get through this really difficult time, it's all in God's hands, and there's a reason for all of this and instead of letting it hurt us, we're going to try to do something good.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I'm so much into this, into New Hampshire, that I just — I don't care about that anymore, this is the place I'm focused on now.

  4. Hunter Biden:

    So there's not much income coming through these days.

  5. Tom Kloza:

    If I were in a refinery meeting in the next 60 days, there's no question I would say, 'Let's make as much gasoline as possible,'.

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