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English definition of “more”

more

determiner, pronoun, adverb uk   /mɔːr/ us    /mɔːr/
A1 a larger or extra number or amount: Would you like some more food? The doctors can't cope with any more patients. Add some more cream to the sauce. You need to listen more and talk less! More people live in the capital than in the whole of the rest of the country. We spent more time on the last job than usual. The noise was more than I could bear. It was a hundred times more fun than I'd expected. She's more of a poet than a novelist. Bring as much food as you can - the more, the better.Large in number or quantity A1 used to form the comparative of many adjectives and adverbs: She couldn't be more beautiful. Let's find a more sensible way of doing it. You couldn't be more wrong. He finds physics far/much more difficult than other science subjects. Play that last section more passionately. used to emphasize the large size of something: More than 20,000 demonstrators crowded into the square.Large in number or quantity more and more B2 increasingly: It gets more and more difficult to understand what is going on.Also, extra, and in addition the more...the more/less used to say that when an action or event continues, there will be a particular result: The more he drank, the more violent he became. The more he insisted he was innocent, the less they seemed to believe him.Being based on or depending on something
(Definition of more from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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