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After much deliberation
After much deliberation, first prize was awarded to Derek Murray.
as much as...possibly can
▪ We shall be contributing as much as we possibly can to the campaign.
be more so/less so/too much so
▪ The band is popular and likely to become more so.
▪ Jerry is very honest, perhaps too much so.
be much in demand (also be in great demand) (= be wanted by a lot of people)
▪ Fuel-efficient cars are now much in demand.
every bit as much as
▪ I loved him every bit as much as she did.
far too much/long/busy etc
▪ That’s far too much to pay.
▪ It would take me far too long to explain.
great/much/considerable enthusiasm
▪ There was considerable enthusiasm for the idea of a party.
had much to commend it (=was very good)
▪ McKellen’s performance had much to commend it .
half as much again (=the same in addition to half that amount)
▪ The amount of crime is about half as much again as it was in 1973.
has much to offer
▪ Canada has much to offer in terms of location and climate.
have a lot/too much to lose (=used to say that you could make your situation much worse)
▪ These youngsters know they have too much to lose by protesting against the system.
have much in common
▪ The two games have much in common.
hear anything/much of sb/sth
▪ We don’t hear anything of him these days.
how much? (=used to ask the price of something)
▪ How much are the tickets?
how worth
▪ Do you know how much the ring is worth?
how much...weighs
▪ Do you know how much it weighs?
however much/many
▪ I really want the car, however much it costs.
It’s incredible how much
It’s incredible how much Tom has changed since he met Sally.
like...very much
▪ She’s a lovely girl and I like her very much.
much admired
▪ Lewis was much admired for his work on medieval literature.
much maligned
▪ a much maligned politician
much needed/badly needed
▪ a much needed boost to the local economy
much the same (=almost the same)
▪ The furniture is made in much the same way as it was 200 years ago.
much to sb’s amusement
▪ He got up and sang 'Yellow Submarine', much to everyone’s amusement.
much to sb’s delight (also to sb’s great delight) (= used to say that something gave someone a lot of pleasure)
▪ The princess stopped to talk to people, much to the delight of the crowd.
much to the consternation of (=they are very worried about it)
▪ A new power station is being built much to the consternation of environmental groups .
Much to...disgust
Much to my disgust, I found that there were no toilets for the disabled.
much/a lot less
▪ It costs much less to go by bus.
much/a lot/far better
▪ We now have a much better understanding of the disease.
much/a lot/far less
▪ Social class matters a lot less than it used to.
much/a lot/far more
▪ Diane earns a lot more than I do.
much/a lot/far more
▪ Children generally feel much more confident working in groups.
much/a lot/far worse
▪ Conditions were much worse in rural areas.
much/far too
▪ Amanda is far too young to get married.
much/highly sought-after
▪ a much sought-after defense lawyer
no/little/not much chance
▪ The prisoners knew there was little chance of escape.
not a lot/much/many etc (=only a few, only a little etc)
▪ Not much is known about the disease.
▪ Not many people have read the report.
not cost much
▪ Second hand clothes don’t cost much.
not hold out much hope/hold out little hope
▪ Negotiators aren’t holding out much hope of a peaceful settlement.
not matter much/matter little
▪ I don’t think it matters much what you study.
nothing much
▪ ‘What did you do last weekend?’ ‘Oh, nothing much.’
owed much to
▪ Pearson’s work owed much to the research of his friend, Hugh Kingsmill.
resemble nothing so much as sth (=look or seem rather like something)
▪ The building resembled nothing so much as giant beehive.
Thank you very much
Thank you very much, Brian.
Thanks very much
Thanks very much for your help.
too much like hard work (=it would involve too much work)
▪ Becoming a doctor never interested him. It was too much like hard work.
twice as many/much (as sth)
▪ They employ 90 people, twice as many as last year.
very much in love
▪ They were obviously very much in love.
very much like
▪ My experience is very much like that described in the book.
very much
▪ We very much regret that there will be job losses.
very much
▪ She very much wanted to do the right thing.
very much
▪ I feel a lot better – thank you very much.
with as he could muster
▪ ‘It’s going to be fine,’ replied David, with as much confidence as he could muster.
without any/much trouble (=easily)
▪ The work was carried out without any trouble.
Without so much as (=he did not even say thank you as he should have done)
Without so much as a word of thanks, Ben turned and went back into the office .
You don’t miss much (=you are good at noticing things)
You don’t miss much, do you ?
▪ It narrowly beat much bigger rival and fellow supermarkets group J Sainsbury to the top slot, and outshone Tesco.
▪ But changes in product-liability laws, a much bigger undertaking, remain stalled.
▪ Robodyne Systems has already demonstrated the basic principle, albeit on a much bigger physical scale.
▪ The way he sees it, each town is like a neighborhood in a much bigger community.
▪ And they knew about much bigger people who had started out like this.
▪ But most of all, she disliked them because they were both military men and their countries were much bigger than hers.
▪ The market could grow much bigger if countries further subsidize wind power to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
▪ The images are fast and sharp, so it's much easier to see what's going on.
▪ It's much easier to hide in a church hall!
▪ Things'd be much easier if people didn't make it so complicated.
▪ The pagan Anglo-Saxon cemeteries are much easier to date because of the larger number of artefacts found in them as grave-goods.
▪ I find it much easier with × 8.5 than with × 7.
▪ Some items were also tried out with Imperial units and these were often much easier than the same question with metric units.
▪ This will make dining out much easier and of course extends the variety of protein foods beyond fish, chicken and cottage cheese!
▪ Fortunately this is much easier than explaining the latest technical developments.
▪ I wouldn't say I enjoyed it, but it went much better than I expected and my audience were very appreciative.
▪ This has worked much better in reducing claims, though both states in recent years have seen costs rise.
▪ Total abstinence from any sweeteners can cure a sweet tooth permanently - which is much better in the long term.
▪ Henry Ford's assertion that history was bunk was itself bunk: theology seemed to me a much better candidate.
▪ His speeches were hardened a little, but he wasn't much good at abuse or jokes or stridency or sneering.
▪ The horses have done nothing all winter and it would do them so much good.
▪ And I feel so much better for it.
▪ This gives much better reliability than a truly absolute method.
▪ A kick is stronger than a punch and has a much greater reach.
▪ The governing body therefore now has much greater potential to exercise control over the life and work of the school.
▪ The percentage of imputed households nationally is about 2%, but the problem is much greater in inner-city areas.
▪ The PCO2 in blood is much greater than the PCO2 in air.
▪ They typically hide much greater deviations from the norm than say the figure for the average physical height of a population does.
▪ And these decisions hold the potential for much greater harm today.
▪ C Gully was much harder and received perhaps only three ascents.
▪ The much harder part, as any of you who have tried it know; is following through on promises to collaborate.
▪ They'd have to try much harder than this.
▪ Also, some think that because they are holding a driver they have to hit the ball much harder.
▪ It is easy enough to assert that active transport across membranes occurs, but much harder to explain how.
▪ What's more, they're much harder to squash.
▪ Duck's view of the harvest feast is much harder than Leapor's.
▪ Later, it became much harder to influence her.
▪ The laxative dose required to treat constipation in the young child is much higher than the suggested doses on the label.
▪ The solute concentration in the extracellular space would therefore be much higher than that in the intracellular space.
▪ The damage done can be much worse than from a fire - while the chances of it happening are much higher.
▪ But other analysts said they expect a much higher independent turnout.
▪ This is still much higher than the doses predicted by John Dunster and others at the time.
▪ The effective rate of protection for steel, vehicles and electrical goods, however, went much higher, up to 300 percent.
▪ Tamburlaine is not just interested in becoming a king and instead he bases his vision of power on a much higher scale.
▪ Well, her position in society is so much higher than yours that you can't hope to marry her.
▪ Things were not as bad as they seemed ... In the long run, they were much worse.
▪ Reading turned out badly, much worse than I had feared.
▪ I noticed, on my daily visits to him, that he was getting much worse.
▪ How it coulda been so much worse!
▪ As for Polly, she was in a much worse position than Jack.
▪ The Minnesota Index did much worse than the broader market.
▪ The random scattering of seeds, and how much worse, of human souls, appalled her.
▪ This was much worse than the assault.
▪ By contrast, the United States has experienced analogous problems of concentration but has a much larger black population.
▪ These condition called for, and were capable of supporting, much larger social units than the traditional Neolithic villages.
▪ The momentum thrust is a much larger contributor to the overall thrust than the pressure thrust.
▪ Such a deep quake can shake a much larger area.
▪ Something much larger than a man.
▪ In very cold weather much larger flocks appear.
▪ The Oscars are just indicative of a much larger problem.
▪ Memory and imagination were grappling at each other's throats, and these people would lose if he lay here much longer.
▪ Now all that was left of the farm was a very thin goat which would not last much longer.
▪ And since some senators had much longer names than others, jealousies soon arose.
▪ The relationship with Mimi had survived its stormy months, though it was not destined to last much longer.
▪ But he can't wait much longer.
▪ Ladies, you don't have to wait much longer.
▪ But in her case I was able to leave her in here much longer.
▪ Women will wait much longer at an intersection rather than take a risk.
▪ This would permit a much lower marginal rate of tax. 4.
▪ Among minority students the figures were, predictably, much lower.
▪ The country to the north and north-east of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is much lower and for that reason more cultivated.
▪ In general, lunar rocks differ from terrestrial rocks in that the Moon contains much lower concentrations of easily vaporized elements.
▪ In hot and high areas where air density is much lower, performance will be different, with faster descents.
▪ In section 4, the emotional pitch of the poem is much lower and much more level.
▪ The second one hung much lower.
▪ They were flying at a much lower altitude, without any fighter escort, and obviously had not noticed us.
▪ Guide-posts of a sort are much older than milestones.
▪ They look much older and younger.
▪ He was somewhat taken care of by his sister, who was much older, but only somewhat.
▪ Whereas Mrs Hellyer saw her as much older than she was, he saw her as younger than she was.
▪ And here the cataract, fighting its way slowly upstream, encountered the subterranean remains of a much older watercourse.
▪ You were so much older than me, you'd been through broken relationships before and knew how to cope with them.
▪ Parents are not alone in recognizing that some children are much younger and some are much older than others in the class.
▪ In those days of fewer opinion polls they seemed to play a much smaller, less intrusive part in the elections.
▪ Directly underneath it, in hot yellow and red, a much smaller sign signals the entrance to the No-Tel Motel.
▪ However, M33 is a much smaller and much looser system.
▪ Pure fusion bombs might be much smaller than existing bombs.
▪ The download file is much smaller than the Windows Media Player file.
▪ Chained to its banister are a ten-speed bicycle and another, much smaller, with training wheels.
▪ The inflation figure confounded economic analysts, most of whom had been predicting a much smaller reduction.
▪ Republicans favor tax breaks for education on a much smaller scale.
▪ Yeb isn't faring much better.
▪ Proponents for moving Lindbergh to Miramar contend that the 24, 000-acre Naval base contains a much better safety zone.
▪ My own preference has always been for the rough-coated variety since these can withstand weather and rough going very much better.
▪ Clothes are a much better idea.
▪ This is a much better system.
▪ However, Tejano Country began pulling in much better ratings than expected, Mr Porter said.
▪ Community-policing arrangements have not fared much better in the United States.
▪ I think Nelo will be a much better father than your own real father.
▪ I don't know why, but I didn't much like the look of him.
▪ I didn't much like them, but I realized he played with some mastery.
▪ They smoke between classes and after lunch, much like their adult counterparts who huddle outside office buildings for smoke breaks.
▪ Then I would much like to know what caused that explosion in the engine-room.
▪ For at school, the young man would be surrounded by men much like him-self.
▪ It is as if the public recognizes that society has changed over the decade but does not much like what sees.
▪ This method is much like training to run faster.
▪ I understand that the Minister is talking to London Transport about advertising the campaign, but it needs much more than that.
▪ Not much need for sleep, much less to spend any time with his family.
▪ The players won't need much lifting for that.
▪ But the national clearinghouses, if they are to remain national services, need much more substantial funding.
▪ What she probably needs much more is your empathy and appreciation.
▪ But he realised they needed much more evidence before they could arrest him for murder.
▪ Officials in contact with bereaved relatives may have been in as much need of counseling as the families themselves.
▪ The quality of even our grandest scenery owes much to its intimacy of scale.
▪ The antagonism directed towards photography from the 1860s owes much to the displacement of human handicrafts by machine methods.
▪ The phenomenal success of his efforts owed much to his supreme mathematical skills and to his equally superb physical insights.
▪ It has its origins in formal logic, and owes much to the writings of Aristotle and Frege.
▪ Others are owed much more, but that's little consolation.
▪ Each owes much to the other, but one will be the more popular.
▪ Their present media facilities owe much to their history.
(I'm) much obliged (to you)
▪ Madam Deputy Speaker: I am much obliged to the hon. Gentleman.
I thought as much
▪ "Andy failed his driving test." "I thought as much when I saw his face."
▪ I must confess I felt a trifle guilty about your lonely watch: nothing to report? I thought as much.
I'll say this/that (much) for sb
▪ And he's got guts, I 'll say that for him.
▪ He was a demon wonder at finding food, I 'll say that for Vern.
▪ I 'll say that for Lorne.
a lot/something/not much etc to be said for (doing) sth
as long as you like/as much as you like etc
as much/as many/the same again
as soon/quickly/much etc as possible
▪ A condition to be rectified as quickly as possible if she didn't want to be labelled a freak, or worse.
▪ Archibol was committed to relieving himself of the distraction of Isaac as quickly as possible.
▪ Experts do recommend that parents also put their babies in other positions as much as possible while awake.
▪ Preston avoided travelling by tube as much as possible, but sometimes it was forced upon him.
▪ Smokers, stop as quickly as possible and do not smoke in the presence of others.
▪ The food is freshly cooked using produce from the kitchen garden and local produce as much as possible.
▪ The Super Bowl was an outgrowth of the desire to take advantage of the merger as quickly as possible.
be a bit much
▪ But maybe total understanding of everything is a bit much to ask of a tiny human mind.
▪ But seeing the little fellow lying there in sauce, sauteed, was a bit much.
▪ But to rise from the grave was a bit much even for Nixon.
be much of a muchness
▪ I can't really recommend any particular hotel. They're all much of a muchness.
be not so much ... as ...
be too much for sb
▪ But often this effort of concentration was too much for me.
▪ But three thousand is too much for now.
▪ I suspected that, deep down, the various emotional themes that Hannah played out were too much for Bruno.
▪ It was too much for Quinn.
▪ The memories were too much for her.
▪ This was too much for me.
cut no ice/not cut much ice
half as much/big etc
▪ A TU154 weighs a third more and consumes half as much fuel again as its Western equivalent, the Boeing 727.
▪ Even allowing for O'Donovan doing half as much business, this would mean 3000 tonnes of toxic waste leaving Ireland a year.
▪ He will not worry about the quality if he does half as much on Saturday.
▪ The fly therefore produces half as much sperm as normal.
▪ The safety mattress also produced only half as much carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
▪ These kids only have half as much cerebral cortex as is normal.
▪ They looked like equine stock, but they were half as big again as any horse that Rostov had ever encountered.
half as much/big etc again
▪ But cars are about half as much again as in Britain.
▪ But Catherine, 31, and 56-year-old Fatal Attraction star Michael spent more than half as much again.
▪ In school we are spending nearly half as much again, in real terms per pupil, as in 1979.
▪ Social Progress Health spending is half as much again as it was in 1979, after taking account of inflation.
▪ The Government is spending over half as much again more than Labour did when they were last in power.
▪ The line shot out, half as much again.
▪ They looked like equine stock, but they were half as big again as any horse that Rostov had ever encountered.
▪ This is half as much again as last year.
have nothing/not much/a lot etc going for sb/sth
leave a lot/sth/much to be desired
▪ Bob's idea of a balanced diet left something to be desired.
▪ His treatment of capital and profits left much to be desired.
▪ On the campaign trail, his oratorical skills have left much to be desired.
▪ On theoretical grounds, however, it leaves much to be desired.
▪ The quality of research in the area of child abuse still leaves much to be desired.
▪ To some degree they have been hampered by courses of study and lesson plans thai leave something to be desired.
▪ While the woodwind and low strings were reasonably well replicated, the violins, timpani and brass left much to be desired.
▪ Yet, as a match, it left something to be desired.
make too much of sth
▪ He was making too much of the whole thing.
▪ How a pop star looks is made too much of, though, the way some people are about it.
▪ It is possible to make too much of all this.
▪ Jasper thought I made too much of her.
▪ Of course, I make too much of this.
▪ One shouldn't make too much of them, but then again, they need watching.
▪ She makes too much of that cat, Daisy thought, for a young woman that is.
▪ She tried not to make too much of the moment.
much/still less
▪ The average person is unlikely to pick up this type of book, much less read it.
▪ Equally, science would be much less advanced than it is if the only available data were intuitive estimates of quantities.
▪ Half a century earlier his behaviour would have seemed much more normal and aroused much less criticism.
▪ In the end, the tax brought in much less revenue than originally forecast.
▪ On the battlefield armament was still much less important than discipline and fighting spirit.
▪ She could not afford the bus fare to see a doctor, much less his fee.
▪ The grouping of other languages of the world-and even of their number-is much less clear.
▪ There is not much chance of finding a razor blade, much less using it in the appropriate way.
▪ There was to be no pause for reflection, nor - much less - for a changeover from military to civilian rule.
never so much as
▪ I do everything for him, and he's never so much as made me a cup of coffee.
▪ Clarisa had never so much as dusted his butt with baby powder.
▪ He never so much as twitched.
▪ Naturally he had never so much as whispered this phrase to a living soul.
▪ Tesla was told firmly that he must never so much as mention the subject of alternating current.
▪ They passed a hundred yards away and never so much as changed course to take a closer look.
no good/not much good/not any good
not amount to much/anything/a great deal etc
not be much cop
not have much to say for yourself
not have much up top
not much to look at
▪ Edward's not much to look at, but he has a great personality.
not think much of sb/sth
▪ I don't think much of that new restaurant.
▪ He did not think much of the lectures.
▪ He does not think much of the Midwest, which he calls a backward, dumb but snobbish place.
▪ He does not think much of the students or professors either.
▪ Later I gathered she did not think much of my manners.
not/without so much as sth
So far in Rajasthan, I had not so much as nodded to another female.
▪ He had never had a day of sickness, not so much as a cold.
▪ How could we have put their bag into ours without so much as a single check?
▪ I, who had traveled all that long day on that train without so much as a cheese in my pocket?
▪ It is a matter of tone, not so much as content.
▪ That he had dumped her without a word, without so much as a goodbye.
▪ We got our six appearances, and not so much as one drop-by or mix-and-mingle extra.
▪ When they go straight to bed without so much as ordering a toasted sandwich or spending money at the bar.
only so many/much
▪ There's only so much you can do with hair this fine.
▪ A human being can undergo only so many changes and take in only so many experiences.
▪ I think there was only so much fun to go round, only so much and no more available.
▪ It told him it was grass, and grass could hide only so much.
▪ The greens were rougher then, and there was only so much good putting you could do on them.
▪ The truth is there is only so much preparation you can do.
▪ There's only so much you can cling to - your credibility, your belief in small cottage industries - whatever.
pretty well/much
▪ In 1992, Clinton had pretty much wrapped up the Democratic nomination by Super Tuesday.
▪ It seemed to be pretty much an open and shut case of accidental death, apart from the problem of identifying him.
▪ Once we would arrive at a place, Alistair seemed to leave Judy pretty much on her own.
▪ Otherwise you have to walk the half block, but then you can see them pretty well.
▪ Our point here is that at an abstract level, every organization values pretty much the same things.
▪ Since I was there six years ago some things have changed and others have remained pretty much the same.
▪ They have timed the deal pretty well, and not just from a weather outlook.
▪ They know me pretty well here.
sb doesn't have much meat on him/her
so much for sb/sth
So much for getting up early every morning.
▪ I can't get it off the pan - so much for it being nonstick.
▪ Thank you so much for coming.
▪ Thank you so much for your encouragement in the past.
▪ That diagnosis is not so much for therapeutic reasons as for administrative and management purposes.
▪ The boys have been lovely and Kenneth has done so much for me.
▪ The method she resorted to was novel, not so much for the times but for her.
▪ Together with the right kind of support we could have fun together and achieve so much for ourselves and our diocese.
▪ We take the railways so much for granted.
so much the better
▪ If it makes illegal drug use even more difficult, so much the better.
▪ You can use dried parsley, but if you have fresh, so much the better.
▪ And if I am Peter, so much the better.
▪ And if that can change things, so much the better Female speaker He's the little man having a kick.
▪ But if I can manage with fewer trips to the store, so much the better.
▪ If love eventually grows, so much the better.
▪ If they are alive so much the better, but they can be persuaded to take dead ones.
▪ If they can fit in with the room's general style, so much the better.
▪ If we can improve the team another way, so much the better.
▪ So a single fluorescent tube will be adequate, and if you have used floating plants, so much the better.
sth has much/little/nothing to recommend it
▪ The hotel has little except price to recommend it.
▪ An alternative approach-optical fibre - has much to recommend it.
▪ As such, it has much to recommend it.
▪ But in terms of an effective solution the voting method has little to recommend it.
▪ In principle this format has much to recommend it, but in this case the practice has not been successful.
▪ It is plain that, in the long run, the gentle art of compromise has much to recommend it.
▪ Nevertheless, the principle of chisel ploughing has much to recommend it in the right conditions.
▪ Such a way of proceeding has much to recommend it, but scant progress has been made in that direction.
▪ This cooperative family decision-making has much to recommend it.
that's not saying much
▪ Better than Alex O'Neal's offering, but that's not saying much.
there isn't much call for sth
▪ There isn't much call for typewriters since computers got easier to use.
very much so
▪ It was like Hi De Hi backstage, very much so.
without so much as a by your leave
▪ "Did you enjoy the show?" "Not much."
▪ Do you talk to Leslie much anymore?
▪ Has he changed much?
▪ His family is much more important to him than his career.
▪ I haven't thought much about it.
▪ It was much easier doing the letter on the computer.
▪ Mrs. Clausen was much loved and will be sadly missed.
▪ She's feeling much better now.
▪ The test was much too difficult for most of the students.
▪ These shoes are much more comfortable.
▪ Wayne looked much older than the last time I saw him.
▪ You're working much too hard, and you're letting the boss take advantage of you.
▪ You get a much better view if you stand on a chair.
▪ The damage done can be much worse than from a fire - while the chances of it happening are much higher.
▪ We should pay more attention to those millions of elderly pensioners than to the much smaller number of millionaires.
▪ What sticks in the brain, and occasionally the heart, is something much less tangible.
▪ When the headlights flashed, it barely blinked, much less moved.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Much \Much\, adv. [Cf. Icel. mj["o]k. See Much, a.] To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly. ``Much suffering heroes.''

Thou art much mightier than we.
--Gen. xxvi. 16.

Excellent speech becometh not a fool, much less do lying lips a prince.
--Prov. xvii. 7.

Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong Life much.

All left the world much as they found it.
--Sir W. Temple.


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.

  1. Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has fallen; much time.

    Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in.
    --Deut. xxviii. 38.

  2. Many in number. [Archaic]

    Edom came out against him with much people.
    --Num. xx. 20.

  3. High in rank or position. [Obs.]


Much \Much\, n.

  1. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I.

    He that gathered much had nothing over.
    --Ex. xvi. 18.

    Note: Muchin this sense can be regarded as an adjective qualifying a word unexpressed, and may, therefore, be modified by as, so, too, very.

  2. A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable.

    And [he] thought not much to clothe his enemies.

    To make much of, to treat as something of especial value or worth.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, worn down by loss of unaccented last syllable from Middle English muchel "large, much," from Old English micel "great in amount or extent," from Proto-Germanic *mekilaz, from PIE *meg- "great" (see mickle). As a noun and an adverb, from c.1200. For vowel evolution, see bury.


adv. To a great extent. det. (label en obsolete) large, great. (12th-16thc.) pron. A large amount or great extent.


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"

  1. adv. 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]

Much (TV channel)

Much (formerly and commonly known as MuchMusic) is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel owned by Bell Media.

The channel first launched on August 31, 1984, under the ownership of CHUM Limited, as one of the country's first ever specialty channels. Upon its launch, and for much of its life, the network primarily aired music programming, including blocks of music videos and original series focusing on musicians and artists. However, in recent years, especially under its current owner, the channel increasingly downplayed its music programming in favor of teen dramas and comedies.


Much may refer to:

  • MuchMusic, a cable network in Canada, and its domestic and international spin-offs
  • 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
Much (album)

Much is the first album by Christian rock band Ten Shekel Shirt, released in 2001. The album was nominated for the 2002 Dove Award for Praise & Worship Album of the Year.

Usage examples of "much".

He had learned her opinions on the subject of Aberrancy over the weeks they had spent together, and while he did not agree with much of what she said, it had enough validity to make him think.

Weavers had been responsible for the practice of killing Aberrant children for more than a hundred years.

Every year, more children were born Aberrant, more were snatched by the Weavers.

But the fateful decisions secretly made, the intrigues, the treachery, the motives and the aberrations which led up to them, the parts played by the principal actors behind the scenes, the extent of the terror they exercised and their technique of organizing it - all this and much more remained largely hidden from us until the secret German papers turned up.

He was killed in much the same manner as Lord Abet and the other nobles these past months.

Most of all I trust to the generosity of the Hathors, who have abetted me so openly thus far.

James abetted him in saying that fifty pounds was not a penny too much to lend on such a treasure.

And he has to answer for much more than aiding and abetting you with your plot to fool the old man.

UNMIK, with European Union assistance, did intervene - in setting up institutions and abetting economic legislation - it has done more harm than good.

These observations arose out of a motion made by Lord Bathurst, who had been roughly handled by the mob on Friday, for an address praying that his majesty would give immediate orders for prosecuting, in the most effectual manner, the authors, abettors, and instruments of the outrages committed both in the vicinity of the houses of parliament and upon the houses and chapels of the foreign ministers.

Foreign intervention, openly invited and industriously instigated by the abettors of the insurrection, became imminent, and has only been prevented by the practice of strict and impartial justice, with the most perfect moderation, in our intercourse with nations.

Hutchinson has little leisure for much praise of the natural beauty of sky and landscape, but now and then in her work there appears an abiding sense of the pleasantness of the rural world--in her day an implicit feeling rather than an explicit.

But for the most part, the kisses the men bestowed upon the customers were deeper than Abie would have considered appropriate after a first date.

And even if he were to relapse into the same heresy which he had abjured, he would still not be liable to the said penalty, although he would be more severely punished than would have been the case if he had not abjured.

There were several women delegates and Ken made the most of their ablutions until he was distracted by the appearance of Karanja in a neat grey suit, an ingratiating grin on his face and his big ears standing out like sails.