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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Health care and myriad other services that people in most countries have to pay for are free.
▪ Compliance Coach sells Web-based services to the banks, stockbrokers and myriad other companies subject to the law's requirements.
▪ Environmental, racial, economic, and myriad other local controversies are alive and well throughout the country.
▪ Both offer myriad ways to configure automatic searches.
▪ And investors more cunning and sophisticated than the Intuit traders have devised myriad ways to dodge detection.
▪ Experiments like this opened geophysicists' eyes to the myriad ways this boundary layer could look.
▪ The motions of the earth are woven into our daily lives in myriad ways.
▪ It is a deliberate artifact of culture, and is socially constructed in myriad ways.
▪ There are myriad ways to help children learn to read.
▪ Also featured daily is a savory filled pastry, an option with myriad possibilities.
▪ Both offer myriad ways to configure automatic searches.
▪ Experiments like this opened geophysicists' eyes to the myriad ways this boundary layer could look.
▪ Health care and myriad other services that people in most countries have to pay for are free.
▪ Likewise, the myriad consumer products we savor and benefit from, if poorly made and haphazardly serviced, can present hazards.
▪ Mr Wahid has tried to compensate for his economic shortcomings by surrounding himself with myriad layers of advisers.
▪ The Bruins committed myriad mistakes and the Avalanche grabbed their 3-0 lead on only nine shots.
▪ There were myriad purple finches, goldfinches, red polls, and pine siskins.
▪ Armour is beautifully made from a myriad of tiny metal scales making it lightweight and very flexible but stronger than steel.
▪ Chris Hankins, reporting from Las Vegas, catches a glimpse of the future and the myriad of products on show.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Myriad \Myr"i*ad\, a. Consisting of a very great, but indefinite, number; as, myriad stars.


Myriad \Myr"i*ad\, n. [Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? numberless, pl. ? ten thousand: cf. F. myriade.]

  1. The number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things.

  2. An immense number; a very great many; an indefinitely large number.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1550s, from Middle French myriade and directly from Late Latin myrias (genitive myriadis) "ten thousand," from Greek myrias (genitive myriados) "a number of ten thousand, countless numbers," from myrios (plural myrioi) "innumerable, countless, infinite; boundless," as a definite number, "ten thousand" ("the greatest number in Greek expressed by one word," Liddell & Scott say), of unknown origin; perhaps from PIE *meue- "abundant" (cognates: Hittite muri- "cluster of grapes," Latin muto "penis," Middle Irish moth "penis"). Specific use is usually in translations from Greek or Latin.


c.1800, from myriad (n.).


a. 1 (context modifying a singular noun English) multifaceted, having innumerable elements (from 18th c.) 2 (context modifying a plural noun English) Great in number; innumerable, multitudinous (from 18th c.) n. 1 (context now historical English) ten thousand; 10,000 (from 16th c.) 2 A countless number or multitude (of specified things) (from 16th c.)

  1. adj. too numerous to be counted; "incalculable riches"; "countless hours"; "an infinite number of reasons"; "innumerable difficulties"; "the multitudinous seas"; "myriad stars"; "untold thousands" [syn: countless, infinite, innumerable, innumerous, myriad(a), multitudinous, numberless, uncounted, unnumberable, unnumbered, unnumerable]

  2. n. a large indefinite number; "he faced a myriad of details"

  3. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and one thousand [syn: ten thousand, 10000]


A myriad (from Ancient Greek , myrias) is technically the number ten thousand; in that sense, the term is used almost exclusively in translations from Greek, Latin, or Chinese, or when talking about ancient Greek numbers. More generally, a myriad may be an indefinitely large number of things.

Myriad (area)

A myriad is an area 100 km × 100 km square i.e. it is 10,000 (one myriad) square kilometer. 100 of these squares would be one million square kilometers.

The term has a particular use in connection with the British Ordnance Survey national grid and the US Military grid reference system, where the grids are divided into 100 km × 100 km squares, each with a two letter prefix. For example, in an OS grid reference the prefix TL refers to the myriad 500 km east and 200 km north of the grid origin.

A myriad contains 100 hectads.

Category:Units of area

Myriad (DC Comics)

Myriad is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Superman Annual #5, (March 1993), and was created by Dan Jurgens. She was one of the "New Bloods," several superpowered individuals introduced during the 1993 DC Comics Bloodlines crossover event.

Myriad (comics)

Myriad, in comics, may refer to:

  • Myriad (DC Comics), a DC Comics character who has appeared in the titles Superman and Hitman
  • Myriad (Image Comics), an Image Comics superhero who appears primarily in the comic book series Dynamo 5
  • Myriad (Approbation Comics), a comic book series published by Approbation Comics
Myriad (typeface)

Myriad is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Robert Slimbach and Carol Twombly for Adobe Systems. The typeface is best known for its usage by Apple Inc., replacing Apple Garamond as Apple's corporate font since 2002. Myriad is easily distinguished from other sans-serif fonts due to its special "y" descender (tail) and slanting "e" cut. Myriad is similar to Frutiger, although the italic is different; Adrian Frutiger described it as "not badly done" but felt that it had gone "a little too far". The later Segoe UI and Corbel are also similar.

Myriad (disambiguation)

A myriad is the number 10,000 or an unspecified large quantity.

Myriad may also refer to:

In business:

  • Myriad Genetics, a worldwide molecular and genetic diagnostic company, a party in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, a case on patents for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes
  • Myriad Group, a mobile phone software company
  • Myriad Games, a video game company sold the video game Caltron 6 in 1
  • a brand of life insurance offered by Momentum Insurance

In comics:

  • Myriad (comics), multiple characters in comic books have been named Myriad

In technology:

  • Myriad CIWS, a naval anti-aircraft gun
  • Myriad Search, a metasearch engine
  • Myriad year clock, a universal clock
  • Marconi Myriad, a computer

In other fields:

  • The Myriad, a rock band based out of Seattle
  • Myriad (typeface), a humanist sans-serif typeface
  • Myriad (unit of area), an area 100 km x 100 km square
  • Myriad Botanical Gardens, botanical gardens in Oklahoma
  • Cox Convention Center, originally known as The Myriad, arena located in Oklahoma Cty
  • Myriad Editions, independent publishing house based in Brighton, UK
Myriad (Supergirl)

"Myriad" is the nineteenth episode in the first season of the CBS television series Supergirl, which aired on April 11, 2016. The episode's teleplay was written by Yahlin Chang & Caitlin Parrish, and directed by Adam Kane.

Usage examples of "myriad".

There was a pain as of abrading flesh, and it came up: a fishlike creature with a disk for a head, myriad tiny teeth projecting.

I hastened to the aperture, and under the crustations of coral, covered with fungi, syphonules, alcyons, madrepores, through myriads of charming fish--girelles, glyphisidri, pompherides, diacopes, and holocentres--I recognised certain debris that the drags had not been able to tear up--iron stirrups, anchors, cannons, bullets, capstan fittings, the stem of a ship, all objects clearly proving the wreck of some vessel, and now carpeted with living flowers.

The eternal asker of answers becomes as the darkness, Or as a wind blown over a myriad forest, Or as the numberless voices of long-drawn rains.

The next moment some one struck him upon the head with a belaying-pin or a billet of wood, a blow so crushing that the darkness seemed to split asunder with a prodigious flaming of lights and a myriad of circling stars, which presently disappeared into the profound and utter darkness of insensibility.

Toroca had left the other surveyors back at the great cliffs on the storm-swept coast, looking for any fossils at all from below the Bookmark layer, and cataloging the myriad forms they found above it.

She accepted soup from Bowland, who seemed to undertake a myriad of duties in the household.

Professor Haeckel, botanising near that same spot, spent an hour in an endeavour to force his way into one of these jungles, but only succeeded in advancing a few steps into the thicket, when, stung by mosquitoes, bitten by ants, his clothing torn from his bleeding arms and legs, wounded by the thousands of sharp thorns of the calamus, hibiscus, euphorbias, lantanas, and myriad other jungle plants, he was obliged, utterly discomfited, to desist.

Beauty, or the Infinite Divine Harmony, the Eternal Law, by virtue of which the infinite myriads of suns and worlds flash ever onward in their ceaseless revolutions, without clash or conflict, in the Infinite of space, and change and movement are the law of all created existences.

Upper Nakano is very beautiful, and in the autumn, when its myriads of star-leaved maples are scarlet and crimson, against a dark background of cryptomeria, among which a great white waterfall gleams like a snow-drift before it leaps into the black pool below, it must be well worth a long journey.

They were too persistent--they interfered with his duties in weaving spells to keep the frightful Dholes in their burrows, and became mixed up with his recollections of the myriad real worlds he had visited in light--beam envelopes.

Among the myriad colonies of close-set mussels, which gave a blue bloom, like that of the sloe, to the weed-covered boulders, a few kittiwakes and dotterels flitted to and fro.

On this being remedied I sat down to write, but was soon driven upon the balcony, under the eaves, by myriads of fleas, which hopped out of the mats as sandhoppers do out of the sea sand, and even in the balcony, hopped over my letter.

They blinked and danced like beacons for the myriad denizens of the dark -- they flew around in a brave enchanting display -- but they were effectless, made nothing else visible.

Father near at hand: and the day must come when Light and Truth, and the Just and Good shall be victorious, and Darkness, Error, Wrong, and Evil be annihilated, and known no more forever: That the Universe is one great Harmony, in which, according to the faith of all nations, deep-rooted in all hearts in the primitive ages, Light will ultimately prevail over Darkness, and the Good Principle over the Evil: and the myriad souls that have emanated from the Divinity, purified and ennobled by the struggle here below, will again return to perfect bliss in the bosom of God to offend against Whose laws will then be no longer possible.

It was Rushad himself who would bring the opium tincture to the festal hall, late in the proceedings, and see it dispersed among the myriad pitchers of beer and kumis.