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Much dtm(Comparative more, superlative most) (obsolete) Large, great. A large amount of. (now archaic) A great number of; many (people). Usage: Much is now generally used with uncountable nouns. The equivalent used with countable nouns is many. In positive contexts, much is widely avoided: I have a lot of money instead of I have much money. There are some exceptions to this, however: I have much hope for the future. Unlike many determiners, much is frequently modified by intensifying adverbs, as in “too much”, “very much”, “so much”, “not much”, and so on. (informal) a great deal of, (informal) a lot of
Much advTo a great extent; as, I don't like fish much.‎ 2. often; frequently. Usage: As a verb modifier in positive contexts, much must be modified by another adverb: I like fish very much, I like fish so much, etc. but not *I like fish much. As a comparative intensifier, many can be used instead of much if it modifies the comparative form of many, i.e. more with a countable noun: many more people but much more snow. 2. (to a great extent): (informal) a great deal, (informal) a lot, greatly, highly, (informal) loads, plenty (slang, especially US), very much
Much prnA large amount or great extent.
Much phr"A Bit much" - something excessive or immoderate.
Much phr"As Much" the extent or quantity just specified. 2. the idea just mentioned.
Much phr"Be Too Much" - be more than one can accept or bear.
Much phr"Be Too Much for (Somebody)" - be too difficult for somebody.
Much phr"By Much" - by a great deal.
Much phr"How Much" - how many; what quantity or amount of something is needed.
Much phr"It's a Bit Much" - something excessive or immoderate. 2. one is expecting too much.
Much phr"Make Much of" - derive much advantage from. 2. exaggerate the significance of (boastfully), or make a fuss of.
Much phr"Much Ado" - a big fuss over a trifle, as in Jerry had everyone running around looking for his gloves—much ado about nothing. Although this expression is best remembered as the title of Shakespeare's comedy, the phrase much ado was already being used for a big commotion or trouble in the early 1500s.
Much phr"Much and Little" - persons high and low. 2. all persons (without exception).
Much phr"Much Deal" - a great part; largely.
Much phr"Much Good May It Do Somebody" - may somebody benefit from his actions. 2. may somebody's actions do him good.
Much phr"Much Less" - even less, not so much, as already been indicated. 2. let alone.
Much phr"Much Mistaken" - greatly mistaken. 2. having made a greater mistake than one is aware of.
Much phr"Much (or still) Less" - with even great force of denial.
Much phr"Much of" - in a good quantity.
Much phr"Much of a Muchness" - much of the same importance or nature. 2. very much the same.
Much phr"Much Talked Of" - much admired and respected.
Much phr"Much Will Have More" - a great deal, a great quantity.
Much phr"Not Much At All" - very little, not much, a small amount, not much at all.
Much phr"Not Much In It" - little difference between things compared.
Much phr"Not Much to Look At" - insignificant, unattractive in appearance.
Much phr"Not Think It Much" - regard as important or onerous. 2. be shy of doing something.
Much phr"(Not) Think Much Of" - regard as important or unimportant. 2. have a low opinion of.
Much phr"Not Up To Much" - not very good, well.
Much phr"So Much for Something" that demonstrates how bad something is.
Much phr"To Be Much" - to be important or conspicuous, esp in a specific relation.
Much phr"Too Much" - intolerable situation or circumstance.
Much phr"Too Much for" - more than a match for. 2. beyond what is endurable by.
Much phr"Too Much for Somebody" - be too difficult for somebody.
Much phr"Without So Much As " - without even (a goodbye).
Much-dreaded adjFeared greatly, frightened by.
Much-loved adjLoved to a great extent or degree.
Muchly advExceedingly.
Much-making adjThe action of making much of.
Much-needed adjNeeded to a great extent.
Muchness nGreatness in quantity, number and degree. 2. large size or bulk;also size magnitude.
Muckle nA great amount; a mickle.
Mugwort nArtemisia ulgaris, a common name for several european species of the genus artemisia. The Anglo-Saxon Nine Herbs Charm mentions Mucgwyrt. A folk etymology, based on coincidental sounds, derives Mugwort from the word "mug"; more certainly, it has been used in flavoring drinks at least since the early Iron Age. Other sources say Mugwort is derived from the old Norse muggi, meaning "marsh", and Germanic "wuertz", meaning "root", which refers to its use since ancient times to repel insects, especially moths. The Old English word for mugwort is "mucgwyrt" where "mucg-" could be a variation of the Old English word for midge "mycg". Wort comes from the Old English "wyrt" (root/herb/plant), which is related to the Old High German "wurz" (root) and the Old Norse "urt" (plant).
Mulch nA layer of material applied to the surface of an area of soil. its purpose is to conserve moisture.
Mule nOld English mūl, probably of Germanic origin, from Latin mulus, mula; reinforced in Middle English by Old French mule. 2. offspring of a male donkey and a female horse or mare.
Mule-back nMounted or loaded on the back of a mule or mules.
Mule-driver nOn who drives mules.
Mule-headed adjStubborn.
Mule-skinner nA mule-driver.
Mull nSomething reduced to small particles, dust, ashes, mould, rubbish.
Mull vbOE myl ; dust - To grind to powder, to cause to crumble into small particle. 2. to convert solid into mull. 3. to ponder cogitate.
Mull phr"Mull Over" - to ponder cogitate.
Muller nA pestle-like implement with which to mix paints. 2. a mechanical pulverizer or driver.
Mull-rain nfine or very light rain, mizzle.
Mund nA hand or palm as a measure of length. 2. protection, guardian. 3. a guardian, a protector.
Munec-life nMonk-life, monastic life.
Murder nThe unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being.
Murder vbAlter so as to make unrecognizable "The students murdered the Indonesian language" 2. kill intentionally and with premeditation
Murder phr"Be Sheer Murder" - to be extremely unpleasant or difficult. 2. be an inglorious defeat.
Murder phr"Get Away with Murder" - do what ever one wishes and escape punishment.
Murder phr"Murder Will Out" - no murder can go undetected.
Murder phr"Scream Bloody Murder" - protest loudly and angrily or scream in fear.
Murder phr"To be Sheer Murder" - to be extremely unpleasant or difficult. 2. be an inglorious defeat.
Murderdom nThe practice of murder, the domain, world or state of a serial killer or murder-monger.
Murdering adjThat murders or commits murder.
Murdering-shot nShot from a gun used in the committing of murder.
Murder-monger nA dealer in murder; an assassin, hitman. 2. writer of murder or tales of true crime.
Murder-mongering nThe act or actions of a murder-monger. 2. a purveyor of news and stories of murder.
Murder-one nFirst degree murder.
Murk nON. old English cognate: mirce - black, dark, murky. 2. darkness, the twilight, dusk (lit. & fig.) 3. thick or murky air or vapour.
Murk vbTo grow dark, tenebrate, to darken, become obscure, blacken.
Murk adjObscure, deficient in light, dark, dim, having sight diminished, murkish, dark in colour. 2. the darkest part of the night (murk night.) 3. of places, darkened, murkful, murkish. 4. of air, darkened by mist, misty, dense, murkish, murkful. 5. atrociously wicked, evil. 6. hard to understand, obscure, unenlightened. 7. gloomy, depressed, unenlightened.
Murkful adjSomewhat dark, obscure, dim. 2. complex, hidden, endarkened. 3. gloomy, murkish.
Murkily adjDim or dark, as from a mist. 2. darkened,cloudy and blurry. 3. not clearly known, understood or expressed.
Murkiness nDarkness, intense darkness caused by vapour or smoke. 2. murksomeness, quality or state of being murky, gloominess, dimness.
Murking adjBecoming dark or obscure.
Murkish adjSomewhat obscure or dark.
Murkly adjDarkly, obscurely.
Murkness nIntense darkness caused by vapour or smoke. 2. murkiness.
Murksome adjDark, obscure.
Murky adjOf places, excessively or gloomy dark. 2. of air, dark, thick, gloomy, intense. 3. of colour, very dark. 4. of looks, gloomy, cheerless.
Murth nMurder, slaughter, killing
Murth-burning nIncendiarism.
Murth-game nMurderous play, murder.
Murthspel nMurder, homicide, unlawful killing.
Mush nVariant of OE. 'masc'or OE 'mos' (mush, porridge, pulp). 2. a mess, often of food; a soft or semi-soft substance. 4. in radio, a mixture of noise produced by the harmonics of continuous wave stations.
Mush vbTo squish, so as to break into smaller or combined with something else.
Mush phr"Mush Something Up" - mix or combine two different elements.
Mushily advResembling mush in consistency or firmness; soft. 2. excessively tender or romantic; sentimental.
Mushiness nThe condition or state of being or resembling mush; pulpiness.
Mushing nResembling mush; pulpy.
Mushlike adjResembling mush; pulpy.
Mussel nA bivalve mollusc.
Mussel-monger nA buyer and seller of mussels
Must nSomething that one must do to achieve a desirable result.
Must nGrape juice before fermentation is completed
Must vbExpress permission or possibility. 2. be obliged to. 3. in ironic questions, as 'must you slam the door' 4. be certain or convinced. 5. an expression of insistence that something must be done. 6. expressing the perversity of destiny. 7. a thing that should not be overlooked or missed.
Must phr"As You Must Understand" - you ought to be informed.
Must phr"If You Must Know" - used to introduce information provided against the judgement or information of the speaker.
Must phr"I Must Say" - one cannot help saying.
Must phr"Must've" - contraction of 'must have' : necessary to have or get.
Must phr"Needs Must" - necessity must be the prime consideration.
Must-have adjSomething that is necessary to have or get.
Must-need adjSomething that is required.
Must-read adjLiterature one should read.
Must-see adjA movie; geographical location, event, show, rtc must should see.

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