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From Middle English more, from Old English m?ra (“more”), from Proto-Germanic *maizô (“more”), from Proto-Indo-European *m?- (“many”). Cognate with Scots mair (“more”), Saterland Frisian moor (“more”), West Frisian mear (“more”), Dutch meer (“more”), Low German mehr (“more”), German mehr (“more”), Danish mere (“more”), Swedish mera (“more”), Norwegian Bokmål mer (“more”), Norwegian Nynorsk meir (“more”), Icelandic meiri, meira (“more”).
- comparative degree of many: in greater number. (Used for a discrete quantity.)
- comparative degree of much: in greater quantity, amount, or proportion. (Used for a continuous quantity.)
more (not comparable)
- To a greater degree or extent. [from 10c.]
- (now poetic) In negative constructions: any further, any longer; any more. [from 10c.]
- Used alone to form the comparative form of adjectives and adverbs. [from 13c.]
- (now dialectal, humorous or proscribed) Used in addition to an inflected comparative form. [from 13c.; standard until 18c.]
From Middle English more, moore (“carrot, parsnip”) from Old English more, moru (“carrot, parsnip”) from Proto-Germanic *murh? (“carrot”), from Proto-Indo-European *mork- (“edible herb, tuber”). Akin to Old Saxon moraha (“carrot”), Old High German morha, moraha (“root of a plant or tree”) (German Möhre (“carrot”), Morchel (“mushroom, morel”)). More at morel.
more (plural mores)
From Middle English moren, from the noun. See above.
- (transitive) To root up.