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English definition of “more”

more

determiner, pronoun, adverb     /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 Grammar:Comparison: nouns (more money, the most points)Grammar:MoreWe use the quantifier more to talk about additional quantities, amounts and degree. More is a comparative word.Grammar:More with nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, prepositionsWe use more with different classes of words. We use more after verbs but before every other word class:Grammar:MoreorlessMore or less means ‘mostly’, ‘nearly’ or ‘approximately’. We use it in mid position (between the subject and main verb, or after the modal verb or first auxiliary verb, or after be as a main verb). It is slightly informal:
(Definition of more determinerpronounadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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