more than

more than
adjective
(comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
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more land

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more support

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more rain fell

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more than a gallon

Syn: ↑more
Ant: ↑less (for: ↑more)
See Also: ↑much
Usage Domain: ↑comparative, ↑comparative degree

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more than phrase
used before a number or amount for saying that the actual number or amount is larger than this

The Whitewater Committee interviewed more than forty witnesses.

not much more than...:

There’s not much more than ten minutes left.

no more than...:

He stopped no more than six feet away from the cliff edge.

more than once (=several times):

I’ve warned him more than once not to interfere.

more than double/​triple etc (=become over twice, three times etc as large):

During the past five years, the number of traffic accidents has more than doubled.

Thesaurus: too much, extra and moresynonym
Main entry: more

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more than
: to a great degree :very, ↑extremely

Please call me anytime. I'm more than happy to help (out) in any way I can.

◇ A clause that includes more than is often followed by another clause that gives more information or limits the first clause in some way.

I am more than happy to help you, but I'd appreciate being asked politely.

You are more than [=entirely] welcome to stay for dinner, but we aren't having anything special.

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