plural Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “plural” in the English Dictionary

"plural" in British English

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pluralnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈplʊə.rəl/  us   /ˈplʊr.əl/ (written abbreviation pl.)
A2 a word or ​form that ​expresses more than one: "Geese" is the plural of "​goose". "Woman" in the plural is "women".
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uk   /ˈplʊə.rəl/  us   /ˈplʊr.əl/

plural adjective (DIFFERENT)

consisting of ​lots of different ​races or ​types of ​people or of different things: We need to ​recognize that we are now ​living in a plural society. for or ​relating to more than one ​person or thing: Very few ​countriesallowpeople to have plural ​citizenship (= ​citizenship of more than one ​country).

plural adjective (GRAMMAR)

language of or ​relating to the ​form that ​expresses more than one: "Cattle" and "​trousers" are both plural nouns.
(Definition of plural from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plural" in American English

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pluraladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈplʊr·əl/
grammar being the ​form of a word used to ​talk about more than one thing: a plural ​verb "Cats" and "​cattle" are plural ​nouns.
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈplʊr·əl/
grammar [U] "Geese" is the plural of "​goose."
(Definition of plural from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plural”
in Korean 복수형의…
in Arabic جَمع…
in Malaysian jamak…
in French pluriel…
in Russian множественное число…
in Chinese (Traditional) 複數形式…
in Italian plurale…
in Turkish çoğul…
in Polish liczba mnoga…
in Spanish plural…
in Vietnamese số nhiều…
in Portuguese plural…
in Thai รูปพหูพจน์…
in German der Plural, Plural-……
in Catalan plural…
in Japanese 複数形の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 复数形式…
in Indonesian plural, jamak…
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