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Definitions

  • Some More Toys from the Streets
    Some More Toys from the Streets
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj more (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree "more land","more support","more rain fell","more than a gallon"
    • adj more (comparative of `many' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning greater in number "a hall with more seats","we have no more bananas","more than one"
    • adv more used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs "more interesting","more beautiful","more quickly"
    • adv more comparative of much; to a greater degree or extent "he works more now","they eat more than they should"
    • n More English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
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Additional illustrations & photos:

More Toys from the Streets More Toys from the Streets
A More Expensive Locker for Unfinished Work A More Expensive Locker for Unfinished Work
Two soldiers with horses; more armed soldiers are visible in the distance Two soldiers with horses; more armed soldiers are visible in the distance
I Am Sorry for Dad, Because he Holds More Than I Do 074 I Am Sorry for Dad, Because he Holds More Than I Do 074
Showing double-headed bull capital on a more decorative column Showing double-headed bull capital on a more decorative column
A smaller, more simple building than the House of Pansa A smaller, more simple building than the House of Pansa
He wuz happy once more He wuz happy once more
AN AMBASSADOR WAS SENT WITH MORE THAN A HUNDRED HORSES, AN AMBASSADOR WAS SENT WITH MORE THAN A HUNDRED HORSES,

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Skippy Peanut Butter is sold more in the world than any other peanut butter
    • More A greater quantity, amount, or number; that which exceeds or surpasses in any way what it is compared with. "And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less."
    • n More mōr A hill.
    • n More A root. "A race or two of ginger."
    • More Additional; other; as, he wept because there were no more worlds to conquer. "With open arms received one poet more ."
    • More Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; -- with the plural.
    • More Greater in quality, amount, degree, quality, and the like; with the singular.
    • More Greater; superior; increased;
    • More In a greater quantity; in or to a greater extent or degree.
    • More In addition; further; besides; again. "Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more,
      Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere,
      I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude."
    • More That which is in addition; something other and further; an additional or greater amount. "They that would have more and more can never have enough.""O! That pang where more than madness lies."
    • v. t More To make more; to increase.
    • More With a verb or participle.
    • More With an adjective or adverb (instead of the suffix -er) to form the comparative degree; as, more durable; more active; more sweetly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are more chickens than people in the world
    • more Greater: often indicating comparison merely, not absolutely but relatively greater. In size or extent, as comparative of much in its original sense ‘great.’
    • more In number, especially as comparative of many.
    • more In degree or intensity, especially as comparative of much or as exceeding a small or smaller quantity.
    • more In rank, position, or dignity: opposed to less.
    • more Greater in amount, extent, number, or degree: the following noun being in effect a partitive genitive: as, more land; more light; more money; more courage.
    • more In addition; additional: the adjective being before or after the noun, or in the predicate.
    • n more A greater quantity, amount, or number.
    • n more Something superior or further or in addition: corresponding to I., 2, with partitive genitive merged.
    • n more Persons of rank; the great.
    • more In a greater extent, quantity, or degree.
    • more [In this sense more is regularly used to modify an adjective or adverb and form a comparative phrase, having the same force and effect as the comparative degree made by the termination -er: as, more wise (wiser), more wisely; more illustrious, more illustriously; more contemptible; more durable. It may be used before any adjective or adverb which admits of comparison, and is generally used with words of more than two syllables, in which the use of the suffix -er would be awkward: as, more curious, more eminent, etc.; formations like curiouser, virtuouser, etc., being avoided, though occasionally used in older writers. Formerly more was very often used superfluously in the comparative: as, more better, braver, fitter, mightier, etc.]
    • more Further; to a greater distance.
    • more In addition; besides; again: qualified by such words as any, no, ever, never, once, twice, etc., the two being in some cases also written together as one, as evermore, nevermore, and formerly nomore.
    • more Besides; indeed.
    • more To make more; increase; enhance.
    • n more A root; stock.
    • n more A plant.
    • more To root up.
    • n more An obsolete form of moor.
    • n more A hill.
    • n more A mulberry-tree, Morus nigra.
    • n more Delay.
    • n more A formative of comparison, indicating the comparative degree. It is used with adjectives or adverbs, the superlative being expressed by -most: as, furthermore, innermore, outermore, etc. In some instances, as evermore, forevermore, nevermore, the more is merely the adverb more used intensively.
    • n more See -mor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Taipan snakes have 50 times more toxic than a cobra snake
    • comp More (mōr) superl. Most (mōst)
    • adj More mōr (serves as comp. of Many and Much) additional: other besides: greater (so in B.)
    • adv More to a greater degree: again: longer
    • n More a greater thing: something further or in addition:—superl. Most (mōst)
    • n More mōr (Spens.) a root.
    • adv More mō′re after the manner of.
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Quotations

  • Jesse Jackson
    Jesse%20Jackson
    “Your children need your presence more than your presents.”
  • Martha Graham
    Martha Graham
    “Nothing is more revealing than movement.”
  • Gaelic Proverb
    Gaelic Proverb
    “More than we use is more than we want.”
  • Bill Sands
    Bill Sands
    “Do more than you're supposed to do and you can have or be or do anything you want.”
  • Steve Rivkin
    Steve Rivkin
    “The more unpredictable the world is the more we rely on predictions.”
  • F. Albrecht
    F. Albrecht
    “There is no more beautiful life than that of a student.”

Idioms

Bite off more than you can chew - If you bite off more than you can chew, you take on more responsibilities than you can manage. 'Don't bite off more than you can chew' is often used to advise people against agreeing to more than they can handle.
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More bang for your buck - (USA) Something that will give you more bang for your buck will deliver more value than any other option.
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More front than Brighton - (UK) If you have more front than Brighton, you are very self-confident, possibly excessively so.
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More haste, less speed - The faster you try to do something, the more likely you are to make mistakes that make you take longer than it would had you planned it.
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More heat than light - If a discussion generates more heat than light, it doesn't provide answers, but does make people angry.
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More holes than Swiss cheese - If something has more holes than a Swiss cheese, it is incomplete,and lacks many parts.
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More than meets the eye - If there is more than meets the eye to something, it is more complex or difficult than it appears.
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More than one string to their bow - A person who has more than one string to their bow has different talents or skills to fall back on.
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More than one way to skin a cat - When people say that there is more than one way to skin a cat, they mean that there are different ways of achieving the same thing.
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More than you can shake a stick at - If you have more of something than you can shake a stick at, then you have a lot.
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Put more green into something - (USA) To put more green into something is to spend more or to increase investment in it.
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You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar - This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. more, mare, and (orig. neut. and advmo, ma, AS. māra, and (as neut. and adv,; akin to D. meer, OS. mēr, G. mehr, OHG. mēro, mēr, Icel. meiri, meirr, Dan. meere, meer, Sw. mera, mer, Goth. maiza, a., mais, adv., and perh. to L. major, greater, compar. of magnus, great, and magis, adv., more. √103. Cf. Most uch Major
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., abl. of mos, a custom.

Usage

In literature:

Kendrick, tiring more and more rapidly, plodded on.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
He felt sure that this would be so no more; but who had stopped it, and why should such sounds be no more heard?
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Once more the five horsemen came galloping around us, and discharged their pieces as before; but this time with more effect.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Horses with a nervous, excitable disposition are more predisposed than those of a more sluggish nature.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
When the blacks observed this, they continued to plunge more and more weapons into his body.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The fouler it tastes the more surely they come back for more.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
But all these formed only the accompaniment, the ground-tone, to more reasoned, more vital enjoyments.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
There was somewhat less of reasoning in it, and more of impulse; it was as sound as ever, but more genial.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
The building is very old, and every year its condition becomes more and more dangerous.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
But as the sun rose, it backed once more into its old quarter, and once more they had to tack.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was more brown, more wrinkled, more shrunken; more full of force, of harsh epigram, of grim anecdote than ever.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Their soaked clothing chilled them more and more.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
More so for she's more stimulated.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
There is scarcely any subject upon which mankind thinks more superficially, and judges more wrongly, than upon this very one.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
I like more and more my notion of making, in this little book, a great blow for the poor.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Still more distinct, more stable and more solid, more ineradicably fixed in order and propriety, were the four figures of the Brodricks.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
There was no more law that term; no more eulogy from gratified Mr.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
He had seen a great many girls more beautiful, more clever, more striking in every way, than Chatty.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
They said no more; what more was there to be said?
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
More of the old wood removed, and more of the young saved, would have produced less vines and much more fruit.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
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In poetry:

Farewell ye brooks! no more along
Your banks mun I be walking;
No more you'll hear my pipe or song,
Or pretty Moggy's talking.
"Songs Set To Music: 25. " by Matthew Prior
The mountain, forest, and the shore
Once more my heart rejoice;
The fountain speaks to me once more,
The sea hath found a voice.
"The Resurrection" by Count Giacomo Leopardi
Long ere he reached his mother's cot,
Still tiring more and more,
The red was all one cold gray blot,
And night lay round the door.
"The Golden Key" by George MacDonald
The more the Knight his Birtha knew,
The more he prized the maid;
Some worth each day produced to view,
Some grace each hour betray'd.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Look! the sun is circling north,
soon it will shine above you!
Would that I once more might set forth,
with one more chance to love you!
"Quatrains" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
"For the life of them vanishes and is no more seen,
Nor no more known;
Nor shall any remember him if a crown hath been,
Or where a throne.
"Super Flumina Babylonis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

In today's busy world, more and more families have become two-career households, while many more families survive on the income and work of a single parent.
In 25 years, experts say, there will be 2 million more people, 833,000 more homes and 1.6 million more jobs in the region.
More ink equals more blood, claim two economists who say that newspaper coverage of terrorist incidents leads directly to more attacks.
Facebook Connect is appearing in more and more websites, including Techcrunch, SFGate, and more, allowing you to use your Facebook credentials to post comments on third-party websites.
A new storm brought more water, more wind and more worry to a region where frustration continued to run high from Hurricane Sandy, barely a week gone.
Because More Isn't Just More — More Is Different.
"For us, innovation is about making games more accessible, more social, more fun, and more free — giving you more value for your time and money," Pincus said.
Holofcener adds, "People are just going to have to be more honest, and more women are going to have to make sex scenes, portrayed more honestly".
COLUMBIA — The Root Cellar is relocating just three blocks away this month, but the shift will give the store more space, more sunlight and — the owners hope — more customers.
It took more than 2 ½ years to review the more than 4,700 comments on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 2002 proposal to simplify pilot training and make the sport more affordable and accessible.
We work with groups to build a more resilient economy, more just communities and a more Democratic society.
I wanted more sparkle though, so I added more sequins and more Swarovski crystals.
Corea modeled the band on the power of McLaughlin's group, but his spunky RTF had more personality onstage, more subtlety in its playing, and more diversity in its songwriting.
It is strange to think that, going into this series, the general sense that while the Heat obviously had more top-heavy talent, the Mavericks had more depth, more options to play around with.
The sad reality is with more and more people becoming addicted to prescription painkillers, the faces of addiction are more diverse than ever.
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In science:

UGC 12695 is not simply a fainter, or more ‘stretched-out’, or more quickly rotating version of UGC 12687.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
We refer to, and more recently, both of which treat the more general case of graph products.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
To be more precise, we prove the following more general result.
Avoiding maximal parabolic subgroups of S_k
Increasing β, more and more components are activated.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
For this reason, the coordinate ˜z is more commonly, and more suggestively, denoted by ¯z .
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
The dropout density in this region can be reduced by ∼ 10 (without much influencing L and T ) if the initial tophat perturbation is more extended, less dense and more massive.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
The fibres with lower density, fibres-2, produce slightly more TR compared to the more dense ones, fibres-1.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
Although this is a very restricted protocol, it is more suitable for analysis than a more general scheme.
Optimal local discrimination of two multipartite pure states
The purpose of this paper is to give an interpretation of Farber’s invariant as a simple invariant of the Seifert matrix of a boundary link, which is more elementary and makes calculation more straightforward.
Analytic invariants of boundary links
Readers more interested in this aspect of this work than in the more formal discussion to follow can jump directly to Sec. V, where our algorithm is formulated, after reading the beginning of Sec.
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
The qi (t) look more informative because they capture time evolution for any given initial state, thus they say more about the dynamics a system has been sub ject to; but in the conservative interpretation, this is not to say more about the system, but rather about the unitary operators.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
More complex evolution are expected if the two coins are picked in a more generic set, or arranged along more complex (even not random) sequences.
Aperiodic Quantum Random Walks
In the next three subsections, we will see that the lifting of an arbitrary inequality to a situation involving, respectively, one more observer, one more measurement outcome, and one more measurement setting are facetpreserving.
Lifting Bell inequalities
Moreover any local averaging smoothes more and more the variations. So, on increase of the volume where we look for the entity, the probability becomes more and more uniform.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
The first is the standard discretization of the Weiss fields, measured by the value of the distance χ defined in (6), which is more relevant for low temperature, and the second is the truncation in Eq. (7), which will obviously be more and more relevant as T is increased.
Solving Dynamical Mean-Field Theory at very low temperature using Lanczos Exact Diagonalization
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