Most
More More, a., compar. [Positive wanting; superl. {Most} (m[=o]st).] [OE. more, mare, and (orig. neut. and adv.) mo, ma, AS. m[=a]ra, and (as neut. and adv.) m[=a]; akin to D. meer, OS. m[=e]r, G. mehr, OHG. m[=e]ro, m[=e]r, Icel. meiri, meirr, Dan. meere, meer, Sw. mera, mer, Goth. maiza, a., mais, adv., and perh. to L. major greater, compar. of magnus great, and magis, adv., more. [root]103. Cf. {Most}, {uch}, {Major}.] 1. Greater; superior; increased; as: (a) Greater in quality, amount, degree, quality, and the like; with the singular. [1913 Webster]

He gat more money. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

If we procure not to ourselves more woe. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: More, in this sense, was formerly used in connection with some other qualifying word, -- a, the, this, their, etc., -- which now requires the substitution of greater, further, or the like, for more. [1913 Webster]

Whilst sisters nine, which dwell on Parnasse height, Do make them music for their more delight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The more part knew not wherefore they were come together. --Acts xix. 32. [1913 Webster]

Wrong not that wrong with a more contempt. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (b) Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; -- with the plural. [1913 Webster]

The people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we. --Ex. i. 9. [1913 Webster]

2. Additional; other; as, he wept because there were no more worlds to conquer. [1913 Webster]

With open arms received one poet more. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


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