AskDefine | Define much

Dictionary Definition

much adj : (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent; "not much rain"; "much affection"; "much grain is in storage" [syn: much(a)] [ant: little(a)] n : a great amount or extent; "they did much for humanity" 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; "we enjoyed ourselves very much"; "she was very much interested"; "this would help a great deal" [syn: a lot, a good deal, a great deal, very much]
4 (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely; "much the same thing happened every time" [syn: practically]
5 frequently or in great quantities; "I don't drink much"; "I don't travel much" [syn: a great deal, often]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /mʌʧ/, /mVtS/
  • Rhymes: -ʌtʃ


, compare mycel


( more, most)
  1. A large amount of.
    I don't have much money.

Usage notes



Derived terms


a large amount of


  1. To a great extent.
    I don't like fish much.




to a great extent
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 很多 (hěnduō)
  • Dutch: veel
  • Finnish: paljon
  • French: beaucoup
  • German: viel
  • Hungarian: nagyon
  • Italian: molto
  • Japanese: 沢山の (たくさんの, takusan no)
  • Korean: 많은 (maneun)
  • Portuguese: muito
  • Romanian: mult
  • Russian: много (mnógo), очень (óčen’)
  • Spanish: mucho
  • Swedish: mycket

Extensive Definition

Much can refer to:
  • Much, an English adverb, expression of quantity.
  • MuchMusic, a cable network in Canada, and its domestic and international spin-offs.
  • Much, Germany, a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
  • Much (album), an album by Christian band Ten Shekel Shirt.
  • Much the Miller's Son, one of Robin Hood's Merry Men from the earliest tales.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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