What does myriad mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. myriadnoun

    Ten thousand; 10,000.

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

  2. myriadnoun

    A countless number or multitude (of specified things).

    Earth hosts a myriad of animals.

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

  3. myriadadjective

    Multifaceted, having innumerable elements.

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

  4. myriadadjective

    Great in number; innumerable, multitudinous.

    Earth hosts myriad animals.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Myriadnoun

    the number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things

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

  2. Myriadnoun

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

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

  3. Myriadadjective

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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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. 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.

  2. Jean Iris Murdoch:

    A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the faade of his appearance.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    It's the ones that, that everybody brings up. The whole myriad of them -- starting with President Obama's ideas that were rejected in the Congress.

  4. Morgan Stanley:

    Despite the myriad announcements of capex cuts, production has yet to respond enough to rebalance the market.

  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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