Antonyms for myriad

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : mir-ee-uhd
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmɪr i əd

Definition of myriad

Origin :
  • 1550s, from Middle French myriade and directly from Late Latin myrias (genitive myriadis) "ten thousand," from Greek myrias (genitive myriados) "a number of ten thousand, countless numbers," from myrios (plural myrioi) "innumerable, countless, infinite; boundless," as a definite number, "ten thousand" ("the greatest number in Greek expressed by one word," Liddell & Scott say), of unknown origin; perhaps from PIE *meue- "abundant" (cf. Hittite muri- "cluster of grapes," Latin muto "penis," Middle Irish moth "penis"). Specific use is usually in translations from Greek or Latin.
  • adj innumerable
  • noun a lot
Example sentences :
  • Besides the law of meat, there were a myriad other and lesser laws for him to learn and obey.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • It swept toward the dome and dissociated into a myriad specks which were aircraft.
  • Extract from : « Invasion » by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • I saw a myriad of flashing lights, heard a tremendous crash, and—that was all.
  • Extract from : « Against Odds » by Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Seven o'clock had already been rung by the myriad bells of Moscow.
  • Extract from : « The Genius » by Margaret Horton Potter
  • The storm in the night had swelled the myriad creeks, and extended all morasses.
  • Extract from : « The Long Roll » by Mary Johnston
  • Their voices have the clash and chime of a myriad small triangles.
  • Extract from : « The Dragon Painter » by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • And at our feet, everywhere, a myriad entrances into the infinitely small.
  • Extract from : « Beyond the Vanishing Point » by Raymond King Cummings
  • It has taken the brute a myriad of years for his gaze to reach beyond them.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917 » by Various
  • In the capture of a town the loss of a myriad men was thought nothing.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Russia » by R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • And at times, the air seemed darkened with the myriad birds which rose from the tall grass.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago » by John S. C. Abbott

Synonyms for myriad

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