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Meaning of much

much

Pronunciation: (much), [key]
— adj., n., adv., more, most, more, most.
—adj.
  1. great in quantity, measure, or degree: too much cake.
—n.
  1. a great quantity, measure, or degree: Much of his research was unreliable.
  2. a great, important, or notable thing or matter: The house is not much to look at.
  3. to make much of trivial matters.
    1. to treat, represent, or consider as of great importance:to make much of trivial matters.
    2. to treat with great consideration; show fondness for; flatter.
—adv.
  1. to a great extent or degree; greatly; far: to talk too much; much heavier.
  2. nearly, approximately, or about: This is much like the others.
  3. We need exercise, much as we need nourishment.
    1. almost the same as:We need exercise, much as we need nourishment.
    2. however much:Much as she wanted to stay at the party, she had to leave.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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