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myriad

noun

  1. (large indefinite quantity)  a large indefinite number
    Type of: large indefinite quantity
  2. (large integer)  the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 1000
    Synonyms: 10,000 [North America], 10.000 [Europe], 10000, ten thousand. Type of: large integer

adjective

Etymology summary

Middle French myriade, from Late Latin myrias (genitive myriadis) "ten...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Myriad

"numberless, countless, infinite", is a classical Greek word for the number 10,000. In modern English, the word refers to an unspecified large quantity. A myriad is primarily a singular cardinal number; just as the "thousand" in "four thousand" is ... (39 of 861 words)

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Myriad (disambiguation)

an unspecified large quantity. In classical Greek, it was a name for the number 10,000. Myriad may also refer to: In business: Myriad Genetics, a worldwide molecular and genetic diagnostic company | Myriad Group, a mobile phone software company |... (38 of 191 words, 13 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

myriad [entry 1, noun] | abundance [synonym, sense-specific] | barrel [synonym, sense-specific] | basketful [synonym, sense-specific] | boatload [synonym, sense-specific] | bucket [synonym, sense-specific] | bunch [synonym, sense-specific] | bundle [synonym, sense-specific] | bushel [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

ten thousand | a great number (5 of 509 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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myriad [entry 2, adjective] | innumerable [synonym, sense-specific] | divers [synonym, sense-specific] | multifarious [synonym, sense-specific] | manifold [synonym, sense-specific] | countable [antonym, sense-specific] | enumerable [antonym, sense-specific] | numberable [antonym, sense-specific] | multiform [similar, sense-specific] | ...

"innumerable" ; also, both numerous and diverse | having innumerable aspects or elements (12 of 231 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

myriad | innumerable [synonym, sense-specific]

innumerable | [also used in plural] a large indefinite number | [archaic] ten thousand (12 of 400 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

myriad

Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable | Composed of numerous diverse elements or facets | A vast number | [archaic] Ten thousand. (20 of 181 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

myriad | myriads [plural]

[historical] Ten thousand; 10,000. | A countless number or multitude (of specified things). | [modifying a singular noun] Multifaceted, having innumerable elements. | [modifying a plural noun] Great in number; innumerable, multitudinous. (29 of 139 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Oxford Dictionary:

myriad

a countless or extremely great number of people or things | [classical history] a unit of ten thousand | countless or extremely great in number | ... (23 of 110 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

myriad [literary] | a myriad of something

"a myriad of something": an extremely large number of people or things, especially one that is too large to count (20 of 50 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/myriad

myriad [only before noun, literary, adjective]

very many, especially too many to count (7 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

myriad

a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things. | ten thousand. | of an indefinitely great number; innumerable. | having innumerable ... (21 of 50 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

myriad

[archaic] ten thousand | any indefinitely large number | a great number of persons or things | of an indefinitely large number; countless; innumerable ... (21 of 41 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

myriad [literary]

a very large number of something (6 of 38 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

myriad | myriads [plural]

so many that they cannot be counted | made up of many different components | a very large number | ten thousand (archaic) (20 of 64 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861632208​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

myriad

First use: 1550s

Origin: Middle French myriade, from Late Latin myrias (genitive myriadis) "ten thousand", from Greek myrias (genitive ... (16 of 36 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

myriad | myriads [plural]

Origin: French myriade, from Late Latin myriadis (genitive of myrias), from Ancient Greek μυριάδος (myriados), genitive of μυριάς (myrias, "number of 10,000"), from μύριος... (23 of 27 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

myriad

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: (in "myriad (... of the noun)"): via late Latin from Greek murias, muriad-, from murioi "10,000"

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New World Dictionary:

myriad

Origin: Greek myrias (generally myriados), the number ten thousand from myrios, countless

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Collins Dictionary:

myriad

First use: 16th century

Origin: via Late Latin from Greek murias ten thousand

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/myriad

American Heritage Dictionary:

myriad

Origin: Greek mūrias, mūriad-, ten thousand, from mūrios, countless.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/myriad

Merriam-Webster:

myriad [entry 1, noun]

First use: 1555

Origin: Greek myriad-, myrias, from myrioi countless, ten thousand

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/myriad

Encarta Dictionary:

myriad | myriads [plural]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Directly or via French from late Latin myriad- from Greek muriad- from murios "countless"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861632208​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

myriad

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "myriad"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

myriad [literary]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "myriad"

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myriad [only before noun, literary, adjective]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

myriad [literary]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "myriad"

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myriad [only before noun, literary, adjective]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

myriad [literary]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "myriad"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "myriad"

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the Free Dictionary:

myriad

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Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "myriad" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

myriad | myriads [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "myriad"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

myriad

Audio: North American pronunciation of "myriad"

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YourDictionary Audio:

myriad

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "myriad" by speech synthesizer

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