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much adj pronoun (comparative more, superlative most) especially with negatives and in questions: 1 a great amount or quantity of something • You don't have much luckHow much time is there left? 2 (as pronoun) a great deal; anything of significance or value • Can you see much?My belongings don't amount to much. adverb 1 by a great deal • That looks much prettier. 2 to a great degree • don't like her muchWe are much alike. 3 (often much the same) nearly the same; almost • Things look much as I left them. See also more, most. a bit much colloq rather more that can be tolerated or accepted • His constant teasing is a bit much. as much as ... or much as ... although ... • I cannot come, much as I would like to. make much of something or someone 1 to cherish or take special interest in them or it, or to treat them or it as very important. 2 with negatives to find much sense in, or to succeed in understanding, them or it • couldn't make much of what he was saying. not much of a something colloq not a very good example of it; a rather poor one • I'm not much of a singer. not up to much colloq of a poor standard; not much good. too much colloq more than can be tolerated or accepted • I find the noise too much. too much for someone more than a match for them.
ETYMOLOGY: 13c: from Anglo-Saxon mycel; see mickle.

much adj pronoun (comparative more, superlative most) especially with negatives and in questions: 1 a great amount or quantity of something • You don't have much luckHow much time is there left? 2 (as pronoun) a great deal; anything of significance or value • Can you see much?My belongings don't amount to much. adverb 1 by a great deal • That looks much prettier. 2 to a great degree • don't like her muchWe are much alike. 3 (often much the same) nearly the same; almost • Things look much as I left them. See also more, most. a bit much colloq rather more that can be tolerated or accepted • His constant teasing is a bit much. as much as ... or much as ... although ... • I cannot come, much as I would like to. make much of something or someone 1 to cherish or take special interest in them or it, or to treat them or it as very important. 2 with negatives to find much sense in, or to succeed in understanding, them or it • couldn't make much of what he was saying. not much of a something colloq not a very good example of it; a rather poor one • I'm not much of a singer. not up to much colloq of a poor standard; not much good. too much colloq more than can be tolerated or accepted • I find the noise too much. too much for someone more than a match for them.
ETYMOLOGY: 13c: from Anglo-Saxon mycel; see mickle.

much adj pronoun (comparative more, superlative most) especially with negatives and in questions: 1 a great amount or quantity of something • You don't have much luckHow much time is there left? 2 (as pronoun) a great deal; anything of significance or value • Can you see much?My belongings don't amount to much. adverb 1 by a great deal • That looks much prettier. 2 to a great degree • don't like her muchWe are much alike. 3 (often much the same) nearly the same; almost • Things look much as I left them. See also more, most. a bit much colloq rather more that can be tolerated or accepted • His constant teasing is a bit much. as much as ... or much as ... although ... • I cannot come, much as I would like to. make much of something or someone 1 to cherish or take special interest in them or it, or to treat them or it as very important. 2 with negatives to find much sense in, or to succeed in understanding, them or it • couldn't make much of what he was saying. not much of a something colloq not a very good example of it; a rather poor one • I'm not much of a singer. not up to much colloq of a poor standard; not much good. too much colloq more than can be tolerated or accepted • I find the noise too much. too much for someone more than a match for them.
ETYMOLOGY: 13c: from Anglo-Saxon mycel; see mickle.