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myriad

myr·i·ad

myriad

 
pronunciation:
mI ri d
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a large but indefinite number.
A myriad of doubts assailed him.
synonyms:
heap, lot, mass, scad, slew
similar words:
abundance, host, infinitude
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or constituting a great but unspecified number; numberless.
The city's myriad lights competed with the stars.Myriad petals dropped from the trees.
synonyms:
multitudinous, numberless, uncountable, uncounted
similar words:
abundant, countless, endless, innumerable, manifold, many, untold, without number
definition 2: composed of innumerable elements, stages, aspects, or the like.
her myriad duties as a housekeeper
synonyms:
manifold, multitudinous, numberless
similar words:
countless, endless, innumerable, multifarious, multiple, numerous
Word Parts
The word myriad contains the following parts:
myri Greek root that means a large number
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-ad, -ade Greek noun-forming suffix that means group (of a certain number indicated by the base)
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