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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"


  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.


  1. myriad

    Myriad is a term used to describe a large or indefinite number or variety of things. It signifies a multitude, multitude, or countless quantity, often suggesting an overwhelming abundance or diversity.

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. Peter DeFazio:

    With this legislation, we can help fight assault and harassment in maritime transportation through penalties for perpetrators, new requirements for owners, expanded legal recourse for victims, and a myriad of policies to prevent sexual assault and harassment in the first place.

  3. Mary Daly:

    Myriad factors are tempering labor supply at the moment - the need to care for children, fears of COVID, generous unemployment benefits, but there is no reason to expect those to be permanent or even highly persistent features of the labor market.

  4. Vic Shayne:

    No decision or action is made without a thought, and a thought , no matter how subtle, is generated out of the past. All thoughts and actions arise out of predisposing influences of myriad sorts; and the self is manufactured out of thoughts.

  5. Bobby Elesky:

    There were times when the air quality was so bad that you would just drop to your knees and throw up, we made jokes at the time because we had no idea how serious it was.’ But Elesky says he found out when he returned home in 2005 and was told during a checkup that he had nearly 20 parasites in his body. More than a decade after his return, Elskey has suffered from myriad health issues, including plasmacytoma -- a condition where rare tumors attack soft tissue in the nasal cavity or bone marrow. He is grateful for the treatment he has received from the VA, but said the bureaucracy was difficult to deal with. Elesky said he was initially denied enrollment into the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Burn Pit Registry -- which was created to research and examine the potential threats from burn pit exposure.

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