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NOUN (1)

1. a great amount or extent;
- Example: "they did much for humanity"


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent;
- Example: "not much rain"
- Example: "much affection"
- Example: "much grain is in storage"


ADVERB (5)

1. to a great degree or extent;
- Example: "she's much better now"

2. very;
- Example: "he was much annoyed"

3. to a very great degree or extent;
- Example: "I feel a lot better"
- Example: "we enjoyed ourselves very much"
- Example: "she was very much interested"
- Example: "this would help a great deal"
[syn: a lot, lots, a good deal, a great deal, much, very much]

4. (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely;
- Example: "much the same thing happened every time"
- Example: "practically everything in Hinduism is the manifestation of a god"
[syn: much, practically]

5. frequently or in great quantities;
- Example: "I don't drink much"
- Example: "I don't travel much"
[syn: much, a great deal, often]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Much \Much\, n. 1. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I. [1913 Webster] He that gathered much had nothing over. --Ex. xvi. 18. [1913 Webster] Note: Muchin this sense can be regarded as an adjective qualifying a word unexpressed, and may, therefore, be modified by as, so, too, very. [1913 Webster] 2. A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable. [1913 Webster] And [he] thought not much to clothe his enemies. --Milton. [1913 Webster] To make much of, to treat as something of especial value or worth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Much \Much\ (m[u^]ch), a. [Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by More (m[=o]r), and Most (m[=o]st), from another root.] [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. mj["o]k, adv., much. [root]103. See Mickle.] 1. Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has fallen; much time. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in. --Deut. xxviii. 38. [1913 Webster] 2. Many in number. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Edom came out against him with much people. --Num. xx. 20. [1913 Webster] 3. High in rank or position. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Much \Much\, adv. [Cf. Icel. mj["o]k. See Much, a.] To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly. "Much suffering heroes." --Pope. [1913 Webster] Thou art much mightier than we. --Gen. xxvi. 16. [1913 Webster] Excellent speech becometh not a fool, much less do lying lips a prince. --Prov. xvii. 7. [1913 Webster] Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong Life much. --Milton. [1913 Webster] All left the world much as they found it. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

much adv 1: to a great degree or extent; "she's much better now" 2: very; "he was much annoyed" 3: 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" [syn: a lot, lots, a good deal, a great deal, much, very much] 4: (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" [syn: much, practically] 5: frequently or in great quantities; "I don't drink much"; "I don't travel much" [syn: much, a great deal, often] adj 1: (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent; "not much rain"; "much affection"; "much grain is in storage" [ant: little(a), slight] n 1: a great amount or extent; "they did much for humanity"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

208 Moby Thesaurus words for "much": a deal, a great deal, a lot, abounding, abundance, abundant, abundantly, acres, affluence, affluent, again and again, all-sufficing, ample, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, aplenty, as all creation, as all get-out, avalanche, bags, barrel, barrels, bay, beaucoup, bonanza, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, bountifulness, bountiousness, bumper crop, bushel, cater to, cocker, coddle, considerable, considerably, copious, copiousness, cosset, countless, countlessness, diffuse, effuse, eminently, epidemic, ever so, ever so much, exceedingly, exceptionally, excess, exhaustless, extravagance, extravagant, extremely, exuberance, exuberant, fat, fertile, fertility, flood, flow, flush, foison, frequently, full, full measure, fullness, galore, generosity, generous, generousness, great abundance, great deal, great plenty, greatly, gush, heap, highly, hugely, humor, in great measure, in plenty, in quantity, indulge, inexhaustible, landslide, largely, lashings, lavish, lavishness, liberal, liberality, liberalness, load, lot, lots, lump, luxuriance, luxuriant, many, mass, maximal, maximum, mess, mollycoddle, more than enough, mountain, muchly, multiplicity, multitude, multitudinous, myriad, myriads, never so, no end, no end of, not a little, notably, numerous, numerousness, ocean, oceans, oft, oftentimes, ofttimes, opulence, opulency, opulent, outpouring, over and over, overage, overflow, overflowing, oversupply, pack, pamper, peck, pile, plenitude, plenitudinous, plenteous, plenteousness, plentiful, plentifulness, plenty, plethora, power, pretty much, prevailing, prevalence, prevalent, prodigal, prodigality, productive, productiveness, profuse, profuseness, profusion, profusive, quantities, quantity, rampant, repeatedly, replete, repleteness, repletion, rich, rich harvest, rich vein, richness, rife, riot, riotous, riotousness, running over, scads, sea, shower, sight, so, so very much, spate, spoil, stream, substantiality, substantialness, superabundance, superabundant, superfluity, surpassingly, teeming, teemingness, to the skies, tons, very much, volume, wealth, wealthy, well-found, well-furnished, well-nigh, well-provided, well-stocked, wholesale, world, worlds