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NOUN (1)

1. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
- Example: "a batch of letters"
- Example: "a deal of trouble"
- Example: "a lot of money"
- Example: "he made a mint on the stock market"
- Example: "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
- Example: "it must have cost plenty"
- Example: "a slew of journalists"
- Example: "a wad of money"
[syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mickle \Mic"kle\ (m[i^]k"k'l), a. [OE. mikel, muchel, mochel, mukel, AS. micel, mycel; akin to OS. mikil, OHG. mihil, mihhil, Icel. mikill, mykill, Goth. mikils, L. magnus, Gr. me`gas, gen. mega`loy; cf. Skr. mahat. [root]103. Cf. Much, Muckle, Magnitude.] Much; great. [Written also muckle and mockle.] [Old Eng. & Scot.] "A man of mickle might." --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Muckle \Muc"kle\ (m[u^]k"k'l), a. [See Mickle.] Much. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

muckle n 1: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad]