muchness
noun Date: 14th century the quality or state of being great in quantity, extent, or degree

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  • Muchness — Much ness, n. Greatness; extent. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] The quantity and muchness of time which it filcheth. W. Whately. [1913 Webster] {Much of a muchness}, much the same. [Colloq.] Men s men; gentle or simple, they re much of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muchness — ► NOUN (in phrase (much) of a muchness) ▪ very similar …   English terms dictionary

  • muchness — index quantity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • muchness — (n.) late 14c., from MUCH (Cf. much) + NESS (Cf. ness). Earlier was M.E. muchelnesse (c.1200) …   Etymology dictionary

  • muchness — [much′nis] n. greatness, as of quantity, degree, etc …   English World dictionary

  • muchness — much|ness [ˈmʌtʃnıs] n be much of a muchness BrE informal to be very similar in standard, quality etc ▪ It was hard to choose between the candidates they were all much of a muchness …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • muchness — noun be much of a muchness BrE informal to be very similar: It was hard to choose between the candidates they were all much of a muchness …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • muchness — /much nis/, n. 1. Archaic. greatness, as in quantity, measure, or degree. 2. much of a muchness, a. much the same; very much alike. b. extravagance; excess. [1350 1400; ME mochenesse. See MUCH, NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • muchness — noun a) greatness in amount b) now principally in the phrase much of a muchness …   Wiktionary

  • muchness — much|ness [ mʌtʃnəs ] noun much of a muchness MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL very similar to each other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • muchness — noun (in phr. (much) of a muchness) very similar …   English new terms dictionary

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