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Meaning of “more” in the English Dictionary

"more" in British English

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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.

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(Definition of more from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"more" in American English

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moreadjective, adverb

 us   /mɔr, moʊr/
a ​larger or ​extranumber or ​amount (of); comparative ofmany 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)
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