Definition of Myriad

1. Noun. A large indefinite number. "He faced a myriad of details"




2. Adjective. Too numerous to be counted. "Untold thousands"

3. Noun. The cardinal number that is the product of ten and one thousand.
Exact synonyms: 10000, Ten Thousand
Generic synonyms: Large Integer

Definition of Myriad

1. n. The number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things.

2. a. Consisting of a very great, but indefinite, number; as, myriad stars.

Definition of Myriad

1. Noun. (context: now historical) Ten thousand; 10,000. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

2. Noun. A countless number or multitude (of specified things). (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. (context: modifying a singular noun) Multifaceted, having innumerable elements. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

4. Adjective. (context: modifying a plural noun) Great in number; innumerable, multitudinous. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Myriad

1. a very large number [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myriad

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myotubes
myotubular
myotubularin
myotubule
myotubules
myovascular
myoxid
myoxids
myoxine
myrbane
myrbanes
myrcene
myrcenes
myria-
myriad (current term)
myriad(a)
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myriadth
myriadths
myriagon
myriagons
myriagram
myriagramme
myriagrammes
myriagrams
myrialiter
myrialiters
myrialitre
myrialitres

Literary usage of Myriad

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1. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"THE MARSHES OF GLYNN» GLOOMS of the live-oaks, beautiful-braided and woven With intricate shades of the vines that myriad- ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"... with a handful of men—and the " Forty Thieves " were the only soldiers he could really depend upon— managed to keep his myriad enemies at bay. ..."

3. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"... or rather the gentle perspiration of resting nature, rising from a myriad of pores into the attenuated atmosphere. On the thirty-first day of March, ..."

4. The Works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1909)
"Mr. Henley's healthy, if sometimes misapplied, confidence in the myriad suggestions of life gives him his charm. He is made to sing along the highways, ..."

5. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"I could not tell, "Not with a hundred mouths, a hundred tongues, "Or iron voice, their divers shapes of sin, "Nor call by name the myriad pangs they bear. ..."

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