Definition of Plural

1. Noun. The form of a word that is used to denote more than one.

Exact synonyms: Plural Form
Examples of language type: Relation, Flying Colors, Flying Colours, Wings, Ambages, Innings, Sweepstakes, Craps, High Jinks, High Jinx, Hijinks, Jinks, Ludi Saeculares, Secular Games, Heroics, Deeds, Works, Services, Calisthenics, Callisthenics, Hustings, Arts And Crafts, Contretemps, Last Rites, Devotion, Stations, Stations Of The Cross, Round, Alms, Operations, Trading Operations, Swaddling Clothes, Dirty Tricks, Last Respects, Props, Appointment, Fitting, Augean Stables, Backstairs, Basic, Staple, Bath Salts, Bedspring, Bell-bottoms, Bellbottom Pants, Bellbottom Trousers, Bellows, Bermuda Shorts, Jamaica Shorts, Bikini Pants, Binoculars, Field Glasses, Opera Glasses, Bleachers, Bloomers, Drawers, Knickers, Pants, Boards, Boards, Bones, Castanets, Clappers, Finger Cymbals, Brace, Gallus, Suspender, Brass Knuckles, Brass Knucks, Knuckle Duster, Knuckles, Knucks, Breeches, Knee Breeches, Knee Pants, Knickerbockers, Knickers, Briefs, Jockey Shorts, Britches, Buckskins, Cafeteria Facility, Chain Tongs, Chap, Civies, Civvies, Cleaners, Dry Cleaners, Cleats, Clews, Colors, Colours, Colors, Colours, Consumer Goods, Cords, Corduroys, Crown Jewels, Diggings, Digs, Boxers, Boxershorts, Drawers, Shorts, Underdrawers, Dress Blues, Dress Whites, Drygoods, Soft Goods, Consumer Durables, Durable Goods, Durables, Eaves, Epsom Salts, Fancy Goods, Fatigues, Coal Tongs, Fire Tongs, Firework, Pyrotechnic, Fixings, Trimmings, Flannel, Gabardine, Tweed, White, Flats, Footlights, Forceps, Furnishing, Furnishing, Trappings, Gallows, Gasworks, Goggles, Foodstuff, Grocery, Head, Headquarters, Hq, Military Headquarters, Central Office, Headquarters, Home Base, Home Office, Main Office, Hot Pants, Houselights, Ice Tongs, Chains, Irons, Ironworks, Blue Jean, Denim, Jean, Jodhpur Breeches, Jodhpurs, Riding Breeches, Knockout Drops, Limbers, Golf Links, Links, Lion-jaw Forceps, Living Quarters, Quarters, Locking Pliers, Long Johns, Military Quarters, Mouse-tooth Forceps, Napier's Bones, Napier's Rods, Needlenose Pliers, Packaged Goods, Pantie, Panty, Scanty, Step-in, Bars, Parallel Bars, Pair Of Pliers, Pliers, Plyers, Plus Fours, Pruning Shears, Public Works, Pump-type Pliers, Punch Pliers, Rabbit Ears, Rariora, Regimentals, Rib Joint Pliers, Rings, Saltworks, Pair Of Scissors, Scissors, Secateurs, Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World, Seven Wonders Of The World, Shears, Short Pants, Shorts, Trunks, Silks, Slacks, Slip-joint Pliers, Small Stores, Snips, Tinsnips, Snuffers, Soap Flakes, Eyeglasses, Glasses, Specs, Spectacles, Sporting Goods, Stacks, Stairs, Steps, Stocking, Stocks, Stocks, Stocks, Street Clothes, Stretch Pants, Sundries, Dark Glasses, Shades, Sunglasses, Swaddling Bands, Swaddling Clothes, Sweat Pants, Sweatpants, Bathing Trunks, Swimming Trunks, Tail, Thinning Shears, Leotards, Tights, Duds, Threads, Togs, Pair Of Tongs, Tongs, Topside, Trews, Underpants, Undies, Waders, Water Wings, Waterworks, Weeds, Widow's Weeds, White Goods, Workings, Works, Piece Goods, Yard Goods, Superficies, Odds, Nerves, Manners, Confines, States' Rights, Abc, Abc's, Abcs, Alphabet, First Principle, First Rudiment, Rudiment, Bare Bones, Intention, Telecommunication, Channel, Communication Channel, Line, Telecom, Telecommunication, Title, Writing, Curiosa, Overtone, Greeting, Salutation, Compliments, Regard, Wish, Condition, Term, Suspension Point, Congratulation, Felicitation, Deliberation, Order, Depredation, Ravage, Exercise, Brussels Sprouts, Oat, Paring, People, Peoples, Ancients, Grass Roots, Flinders, Interest, Interest Group, Folks, Brethren, Poor, Poor People, Rich, Rich People, Sabaoth, Fedayeen, Islam Nation, Islamic Ummah, Muslim Ummah, Umma, Ummah, Headquarters, Unemployed, Unemployed People, Depth, Close Quarters, Archeological Remains, Badlands, Coffee Grounds, Down, Dregs, Settlings, Lees, Remains, Scablands, Scraping, Steps, Authority, Connection, Spoil, Reparation, Residual, Incidental, Incidental Expense, Minor Expense, Travel Expense, Assets, Receivables, Deep Pocket, Reserve Assets, Current Assets, Liquid Assets, Quick Assets, Right, Liabilities, Accounts Receivable, Boxcars, Conditions, Conditions, Drusen, Hiccough, Hiccup, Singultus, Depth, Bifocals, Nightclothes
Generic synonyms: Descriptor, Form, Signifier, Word Form
Antonyms: Singular

2. Adjective. Composed of more than one member, set, or kind.
Antonyms: Singular

3. Adjective. Grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units.
Similar to: Dual
Derivative terms: Plurality
Antonyms: Singular

Definition of Plural

1. a. Relating to, or containing, more than one; designating two or more; as, a plural word.

2. n. The plural number; that form of a word which expresses or denotes more than one; a word in the plural form.

Definition of Plural

1. Adjective. Consisting of or containing more than one of something. ¹

2. Adjective. (comparable) Pluralistic. ¹

3. Noun. (grammar): a word in the form in which it potentially refers to something other than one person or thing; and other than two things if the language has a ''dual'' form. ¹

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Definition of Plural

1. a word that expresses more than one [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Plural

plunk for
pluperfect tense
plural (current term)
plural form
plural marriage
plural noun
plural pregnancy
plurale tantum
pluralia tantum

Literary usage of Plural

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"Titles in the mixed declension add s in the plural: Processors lassen bitten ... In such examples as Wir gehen zu Schutzes the es is now felt as a plural ..."

2. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"plural. — The plural is often used to denote a class, a mass, ... Used in the plural, abstract substantives may become concrete: evi/ouu cases of ..."

3. Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar by Wilhelm Gesenius, Thomas Jefferson Conant, Emil Roediger, Benjamin Davies (1846)
"Strictly in the manner of the Syriac is the formation of the plural m'"js ... For the changes of vowels occasioned by the addition of the plural endings, ..."

4. Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar by Wilhelm Gesenius, Benjamin Davies (1853)
"Гп*^Уй. These plural termina tions have, however, for their basis, the endings tT1— and ГР— in the singular. It is only from a disregard of the origin of ..."

5. Journal of Theological Studies (1903)
"But in view of the unparalleled use of a plural noun to denote a single point, I am inclined to conclude ( i ) That the Samaritan text in Num. xxxiv is the ..."

6. Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar by Wilhelm Gesenius (1859)
"These plural terminations have, however, for their basis, ... Strictly in the manner of the Syriac is the formation of the plural ..."

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