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myriad Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a large indefinite number
    • he faced a myriad of details
  2. noun the cardinal number that is the product of ten and one thousand
    10000; ten thousand.
  3. adjective satellite too numerous to be counted
    unnumbered; numberless; unnumerable; innumerable; unnumberable; uncounted; multitudinous; infinite; innumerous; countless.
    • incalculable riches
    • countless hours
    • an infinite number of reasons
    • innumerable difficulties
    • the multitudinous seas
    • myriad stars
    • untold thousands

Myr"i*ad noun
Gr. , , fr. numberless, pl. ten thousand: cf. F. myriade.
  1. The number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things.
  2. An immense number; a very great many; an indefinitely large number.
Myr"i*ad adjective
  1. Consisting of a very great, but indefinite, number; as, myriad stars.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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