plural

When you talk about a plural, you're talking about more than one. The plural form of the word "goose" is "geese."

The word plural comes from the Old French plurel meaning "more than one," which is precisely how you would describe a plural form of something. In grammar, "the plural form" is used to describe more than one person, place or thing. Plurals can be tricky to master for people just learning English. There are the obvious ones where you just need to add an "s." Then, there are others: tooth, teeth; antenna, antennae; mouse, mice. The list goes on.

Definitions of plural
  1. adjective
    grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units
    Synonyms:
    dual
    a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural)
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    Antonyms:
    singular
    grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit
  2. adjective
    composed of more than one member, set, or kind
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    Antonyms:
    singular
    composed of one member, set, or kind
  3. noun
    the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
    synonyms: plural form
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    Antonyms:
    singular, singular form
    the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
    type of:
    descriptor, form, signifier, word form
    the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
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