part of speech: adjective

inflections: more, most

definition: great in degree, number, or amount.

  • You don’t have much time to finish your homework.
  • There isn’t much time before the sun goes down.

synonyms: abundant, ample, plentiful, profuse

antonyms: little

part of speech: noun

definition: a great amount or number.

  • There is always much to do before the holidays.

synonyms: lot, plenty

part of speech: adverb

inflections: more, most

definition 1: to a great degree.

  • The others don’t like him much.
  • Do you go to the movies much?

antonyms: little

definition 2: nearly.

  • She and I are much the same.

synonyms: nearly

antonyms: hardly

Language Note
Much or many? Which word is right for your sentence? Use many with things you can count. The answer to the question “how many?” will include a number.

Many fish are in the aquarium. How many fish? Fourteen fish.

Use much with things that cannot be counted. The answer to the question “how much?” will include an amount.

So much snow fell last night. How much snow? A lot of snow.

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