plural Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “plural” in the English Dictionary

"plural" in British English

See all translations

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".

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

pluraladjective

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

See all translations

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.
plural
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…
What is the pronunciation of plural?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“plural” in American English

Word of the Day

futuristic

strange and very modern, or intended or seeming to come from some imagined time in the future

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More