Myriad Myr"i*ad, n. [Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? numberless, pl. ? ten thousand: cf. F. myriade.] 1. The number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things. [1913 Webster]

2. An immense number; a very great many; an indefinitely large number. [1913 Webster]

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