great in quantity, measure, or degree:too much cake.
a great quantity, measure, or degree:Much of his research was unreliable.
a great, important, or notable thing or matter:The house is not much to look at.
Idiomsmake much of:
to treat, represent, or consider as of great importance:to make much of trivial matters.
to treat with great consideration; show fondness for; flatter.
to a great extent or degree; greatly; far:to talk too much; much heavier.
nearly, approximately, or about:This is much like the others.
Idiomsalmost the same as:We need exercise, much as we need nourishment.
Idiomshowever much:Much as she wanted to stay at the party, she had to leave.
1150–1200; Middle English muche, moche, apocopated variant of muchel, mochel, Old English mycel; replacing Middle English miche(l), Old English micel great, much (compare mickle), cognate with Old Norse mikill, Gothic mikils, Greek mégal-, suppletive stem of mégas great