Pronunciation: (much), [key]
—adj., more, most,
—n., adv., more, most.
great in quantity, measure, or degree: too much cake.
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. make much of,
a. to treat, represent, or consider as of great importance: to make much of trivial matters.
b. to treat with great consideration; show fondness for; flatter.
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. much as,
a. almost the same as: We need exercise, much as we need nourishment.
b. however much: Much as she wanted to stay at the party, she had to leave.
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