more Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “more” in the English Dictionary

"more" in British English

See all translations

moredeterminer, pronoun, adverb

uk   /mɔːr/  us   /mɔːr/
A1 a ​larger or ​extranumber 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 ​peoplelive in the ​capital than in the ​whole of the ​rest of the ​country. We ​spent more ​time on the last ​job thanusual. The ​noise was more than I could ​bear. It was a hundred ​times more ​fun than I'd ​expected. She's more of apoet than a ​novelist. Bring as much ​food as you can - the more, the ​better.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 ​findsphysics far/much more ​difficult than other ​sciencesubjects. Play that last ​section more ​passionately. used to ​emphasize the ​largesize of something: More than 20,000 ​demonstratorscrowded into the ​square.more and more B2 increasingly: It gets more and more ​difficult to ​understand what is going on.the more...the more/less used to say that when an ​action or ​eventcontinues, there will be a ​particularresult: The more he ​drank, the more ​violent he ​became. The more he ​insisted he was ​innocent, the less they ​seemed to ​believe him.
More examples
(Definition of more from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"more" in American English

See all translations

moreadjective, adverb

 us   /mɔr, moʊr/
a ​larger or ​extranumber or ​amount (of); comparative of many or much : You need to ​listen more and ​talk less. There were no more ​seats on the ​bus, so we had to ​stand. DisneyWorld was more ​fun than I ​expected. Would you ​play the ​songonce more (= again)? More is used to ​form the ​comparative of many ​adjectives and ​adverbs: You couldn’t be more ​wrong. He ​findsphysics much more ​difficult than ​biology.
(Definition of more from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of more?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More