What does myriad mean?

Definitions for myriad
ˈmɪr i ədmyr·i·ad

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. myriadnoun

    a large indefinite number

    "he faced a myriad of details"

  2. ten thousand, 10000, myriadadjective

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

  3. countless, infinite, innumerable, innumerous, multitudinous, myriad, numberless, uncounted, unnumberable, unnumbered, unnumerableadjective

    too numerous to be counted

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


  1. myriadnoun

    Ten thousand; 10,000.

  2. myriadnoun

    A countless number or multitude (of specified things).

    Earth hosts a myriad of animals.

  3. myriadadjective

    Multifaceted, having innumerable elements.

  4. myriadadjective

    Great in number; innumerable, multitudinous.

    Earth hosts myriad animals.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Myriadnoun

    Etymology: μύριας.

    Assemble thou,
    Of all those myriads, which we lead, the chief. John Milton.

    Are there legions of devils who are continually designing and working our ruin? there are also myriads of good angels who are more cheerful and officious to do us good. John Tillotson.

    Safe sits the goddess in her dark retreat;
    Around her, myriads of ideas wait,
    And endless shapes. Matthew Prior.


  1. Myriad

    A myriad (from Ancient Greek μυριάς, myrias) is technically the number 10,000 (ten thousand); in that sense, the term is used in English almost exclusively for literal translations from Greek, Latin or Sinospheric languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnam), or when talking about ancient Greek numerals. More generally, a myriad may be used in colloquial vernaculars to imply an indefinitely large number.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Myriadnoun

    the number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things

  2. Myriadnoun

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

  3. Myriadadjective

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

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


  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.]

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  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

Examples of myriad in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Watson:

    Previous studies looking at the impact of mandates on vaccine uptake are unlikely to capture the myriad of reasons why vaccine hesitancy related to Covid-19 will be very different to say childhood vaccination mandates for measles.

  2. Shawn Pleasants:

    From soup to nuts, you're going to see everything. You're going to see the good points, you'll see the bad points because it's got ta be real, we're people with a myriad of different circumstances. There are people from all cultures, countries, age groups and professions.

  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. Jerrod Milton:

    Challenges are what we deal with when it comes to pediatric medicine. We consider most of the kids that we take care of as somewhat therapeutic orphans, it’s just another one of the myriad of shortages that we have to deal with, I guess.

  5. City Councilman Eric Costello:

    The myriad of investigations underway into the various business dealings involving the mayor raises significant ethical and legal issues, it will be impossible for Mayor Pugh to govern effectively.

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