(noun, adjective, adverb, pronoun, determiner)


1. (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent

- not much rain

- much affection

- much grain is in storage

Similar word(s): overmuch, some, such, incalculable, untold, more


1. to a great degree or extent

- she's much better now

2. very

- he was much annoyed

3. to a very great degree or extent

- we enjoyed ourselves very much

- she was very much interested

Similar word(s): lots

4. (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely

- much the same thing happened every time

Similar word(s): practically

5. frequently or in great quantities

- I don't drink much

- I don't travel much

Similar word(s): often

Sentences with much as an adverb:

- Does he get drunk much?


1. (obsolete) Large, great. [12th-16thc.]

2. A large amount of. [from 13thc.]

3. (now archaic or nonstandard) A great number of; many (people). [from 13thc.]

4. (now Caribbean, African-American) Many ( + plural countable noun). [from 13thc.]


1. a great amount or extent

- they did much for humanity

Definition categories: quantity


1. A large amount or great extent.

- From those to whom much has been given much is expected.