Dictionary: MORE – MO-RIN'GA

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MORE, a. [Sax. more, mara or mare, more or greater; D. meer; G. mehr; Dan. meere; Sw. mer. The Saxon ma and mo, in Chaucer, have the same sense. In W. mawr, Ir. mor, signifies great, in the positive degree. The word may contracted from mag, the root of L. magis; mare, for mager; but this is conjecture.]

  1. Greater in quality, degree or amount; in a general sense; as, more land; more water; more courage; more virtue; more power or wisdom; more love; more praise; more light. It is applicable to every thing, material or immaterial.
  2. Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; as, more men; more virtues; more years, The children of Israel are more than we. Exod. i.
  3. Greater. The more part knew not why they had come together. Acts xix.
  4. Added to some former number; additional. But Montague demands one labor more. Addison.

MORE, adv.

  1. To a greater degree. Israel loved Joseph more than all his children. Gen. xxvii.
  2. It is used with the. They hated him yet the more. Gen. xxxvii.
  3. It is used to modify an adjective and form the comparative degree, having the same force and effect as the termination er, in monosyllables; as, more wise; more illustrious; more contemptible; more durable. It may be used before all adjectives which admit of comparison, and must be used before polysyllables.
  4. A second or another time; again. I expected to hear of him no more. The dove returned not to him again any more. Gen. viii. No more, not continuing; existing no longer; gone; deceased or destroyed. Cassius is no more. Troy is no more. No more is used in commands, in an elliptical form of address. No more! that is, say no more; let me hear no more. In this use, however, more, when the sentence is complete, is a noun or substitute for a noun. Much more, in a greater degree or with more readiness; more abundantly. More and more, with continual increase. Amon trespassed more and more. 2 Chron. xxxiii.

MORE, n. [a noun or substitute for a noun.]

  1. A greater quantity, amount or number. They gathered some more, some less. Ex. xvi. They were more who died by hail-stones; than they whom the children of Israel slew widh the sword. Josh. x. God do so to thee and more also. 1 Sam. iii.
  2. There were more than forty who had made this conspiracy. Acts xxiii.
  3. Greater thing; other thing; something further. Here we rest; we can do no more. He conquered his enemies; he did more, he conquered himself.

MORE, v.t.

To make more. [Obs.] Gower.

MO-RE-EN, n.

A stuff used for curtain; &c.

MO-REL', n. [It. morella; Fr. morelle.]

  1. Garden nightshade, a plant of the genus Solanum.
  2. A kind of cherry.



Greatness. [Obs.] Wickliffe.

MORE'OV-ER, adv. [comp. of more and over.]

Beyond what has been said; further; besides; also; likewise. Moreover, by them is thy servant warned. Ps. xix.

MO-RESK', or MO-RESQUE', a. [Fr. from It. moresco, from Moro, a Moor.]

Done after the manner of the Moors.

MO-RESK', n.

A species of painting or carving done after the Moorish manner, consisting of grotesque pieces and compartments promiscuously interspersed. Encyc.

MOR'GLAY, n. [L. mors, death, and Celtic glaive, sword.]

A deadly weapon.


A Mediterranean fish of a pale reddish gray color, spotted with brown and white. It is called also the rough hound-fish. It weighs about twenty ounces and is well tasted. Did. Nat. Hist.

MORGUE, n. [Fr.]

A place in many towns in France, where the bodies of persons found dead are exposed, that they may be recognized by their friends.


In a state of dying.


A dying person. Cyc.



To obey. [Not used.]

MO-RIG-E-RA'TION, n. [See Morigerous.]

Obsequiousness; obedience. [Obs.] Bacon.

MO-RIG'ER-OUS, a. [L. morigerus; mos, moris, manner, and gero, to carry.]

Obedient; obsequious. [Little used.] Dict.

MOR'IL, n. [Fr. morille.]

A mushroom of the size of a walnut, abounding with little holes. Encyc.


Having the form of the moril, a mushroom.


A fowl of the genus Anas. Pennant.


A bird, called also dotteril.


A plant, Hyperanthera Moringa, a native of Egypt and the East Indies. It has been supposed to produce the nephritic wood.