Definition of mucho
1. much [ a ] (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent
Examples: "not much rain" "much affection" "much grain is in storage"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
`` Once you get the feel of it , there 's not much to it .
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
Tonight at 8 o'clock the Cardinals , who gave the Pirates as much trouble as anyone did in 1960 , breaking_even with them , will get their first 1961 shot at baseball 's world champions .
In_addition , a special award was given to Bob_(_Bevo_) Nordmann , the 6 - foot - 10 center who missed much of the season because of a knee injury .
Benington recalled that he once told Hartweger that he doubted Gordon would ever play much for him because he seemed to be lacking in all of the accepted basketball skills .
Mays and Mantle , both 10 - year men at 30 , have so much ability that , baseball men agree , they 've never hit the heights .Synonyms much Related Terms little overmuch untold some such more
2. much [ r ] to a great degree or extent
Examples: "she's much better now"
(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
Many_of the cells and microorganisms which are transparent to visible_light , absorb or reflect the much shorter wavelengths of the ultraviolet_spectrum .
The medical title of `` Lobar_Ventilation_in_Man '' by Drs._C._J._Martin and A._C._Young , covers a brief paper which is one part of a much larger effort to apply electronics to the study of the respiratory process .
The original electrocardiograph primarily indicates irregularities in the heartbeat , but today 's techniques allow exact measurements of the flow of blood through the aorta , dimensioning of the heart and its chambers , and a much more detailed study of each heartbeat .
In this novel arrangement the `` pill '' is much smaller and contains only a resonant circuit in_which the capacitor is formed by a pressure sensing transducer .
In medicine the frequencies are much higher , transducers and the sonar beams themselves are much smaller , and different scanning techniques may be used , but the principles involved are the same as in sonar .Synonyms much
3. much [ n ] a great amount or extent
Examples: "they did much for humanity"
(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
While many companies have done fine work in developing sales personnel , much of it has been product rather than sales training .
(Orlin J. Scoville, Part-Time Farming...)
How much will it cost to do any necessary modernizing and redecorating ?
(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)
This trade was subject to a tariff of 7.5 per_cent after February 1835 , but much was smuggled into Assiniboia with the result that the duty was reduced by 1841 to 4 per_cent on the initiative of the London committee .
(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)
This much having been said , the question remains whether we have the resources for the job we have to do - defeat Communism - and , if so , how those resources ought to be used .
(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
During the decade that followed , the common_man , as that piece put it , grew uncomfortable as the Voice of God and fled from behind Saint_Woodrow_(_Wilson ) only to learn from Science , to his shocked relief that after_all there was no God he had to speak_for and that he was just an animal anyhow - that there was a chemical_formula for him , and that too much could n't be expected of him .Synonyms much Related Terms large_indefinite_quantity
4. much [ r ] very
Examples: "he was much annoyed"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
`` We always like to keep the ball as much as we can against Denver because they have such an explosive attack '' , explained Stram .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
My definition of this much abused adjective is that a reconstructed rebel is one who is glad that the North won the War .
Their own easier , slower tempo is especially dear to Southerners ; and I have heard many say that they are content to earn a half or a third as_much_as they could up North because they so much prefer the quieter habits of their home_town .
(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
It was not so much that the shot had stunned the audience , as that they had been stunned already .
(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
The form was swathed in an army blanket , much patched , fastened at the neck with a cord .Synonyms much
5. much [ r ] to a very great degree or extent
Examples: "we enjoyed ourselves very much" "she was very much interested" "this would help a great deal"
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
His love of folklore has romanticism in it , and he does n't care much about the dollar_sign or the footnote .
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
In_fact , insofar as science generates any fear , it stems not so much from scientific prowess and gadgets but from the fact that new unanswered questions arise , which , until they are understood , create uncertainty .
(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
It was rather a childish game , all_in_all , but everybody seemed to be getting_into the spirit of the thing and he could not remember when he had enjoyed planning anything quite so much .
(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)
When he had left , I could never remember whether he had poked them in their middles , laughingly , with a thick index_finger or whether he was merely so much the sort of person who did this that one assumed the action , not bothering to look .Synonyms a_lot very_much much a_great_deal a_good_deal
6. much [ r ] (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely
Examples: "much the same thing happened every time"
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Helmut_Roloff , playing with a group of musicians from the Bayreuth_Ensemble , gives a sturdy reading , in much the same vein as that of the last_mentioned pianists .
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
the crude sketch of Piepsam contains , in its critical , destructive and self-destructive tendencies , much that is enlarged and illuminated in the figures of , for_instance , Naphta and Leverku^hn .
(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
moreover , diffuses through structures in much the same manner as a gas .
(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
When we examine what each master says was his first collage we see that much the same thing happens in each .
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
He had not even thought_about her much except once or twice at night in bed when his slowly ranging thoughts would abruptly , almost accidentally , encounter her .Synonyms much practically
7. much [ r ] frequently or in great quantities
Examples: "I don't drink much" "I don't travel much"
(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
Perhaps it was just that he had so much more flesh , so that more of it seemed to come in contact with hers ; but she had never been so aware of anyone 's flesh before .Synonyms much often a_great_deal
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