Adjective "Myriad" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈmɪrɪəd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A countless or extremely great number of people or things.
  1. 'There are countless different religions claiming a myriad of truths.'
  2. 'These trades churned out in ever more massive quantities a myriad of small objects for personal and domestic adornment and use.'
  3. 'Cook and his crew marvelled at the dense forests and the myriads of birds as they sailed along this coast.'
  4. 'I now do my computer work surrounded by my small garden and myriads of trees in all directions.'
  5. 'Hundreds of events have been organised including a myriad of workshops, themed walks, concerts, performances and films.'
  6. 'They jumped over countless hedges and a myriad of small streams and barbed wire, all set up to prevent what was happening now.'
  7. 'Between these extremes are a myriad of topics that might work if properly presented.'
  8. 'Africa starts with 53 nations loaded with a myriad of problems and needs.'
  9. 'These databases are usually spread across a myriad of tables sharing multiple relationships.'
  10. 'Healthy, well-cared for long locks are not only extremely gorgeous, they offer a myriad of styling options.'
(chiefly in classical history) a unit of ten thousand.

    adjective

    Countless or extremely great in number.
    1. 'Check out the myriad DIY lighting systems available in local garden centres and DIY stores for this very purpose.'
    2. 'It's a global cookbook, providing myriad rice recipes from a diverse set of cooking traditions.'
    3. 'All in all, the myriad choices offer extreme varieties for the look of your character - making it almost certain that your look will be unique.'
    4. 'It misses the point that we are indeed multi-faceted creatures, driven by myriad goals, desires and values.'
    5. 'Explaining what a card is to a blackjack computer given the myriad number of possible designs is not easy.'
    6. 'Suspended from the ceiling, and casting the only light in the room, were myriad red lanterns constructed from the same silk to suggest various familiar objects.'
    7. 'Ham radios can send messages on multiple channels and in myriad ways, including Morse code, microwave frequencies and even email.'
    8. 'Lighted candles of myriad colors gathered in a large circle, and a stick of incense stood in the center.'
    9. 'James could have picked any one of the myriad number of small towns to relocate to, but he was secretly hoping to see Charlotte again.'
    10. 'By contrast, the compounds of calcium have a myriad number of uses.'
    11. 'the myriad political scene'
    12. 'These include a myriad assortment of insects, arachnids, rodents, and the occasional raccoon.'

    Definitions

    1. a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things.

    2. ten thousand. adjective

    3. of an indefinitely great number; innumerable: the myriad stars of a summer night.

    4. having innumerable phases, aspects, variations, etc.: the myriad mind of Shakespeare.

    5. ten thousand.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "businesses can be myriad from chocolates."

    "businesses can be myriad to plastics."

    "businesses can be myriad to equipments."

    "problems can be myriad."

    "sources can be myriad."

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    Origin

    Mid 16th century (in myriad (sense 2 of the noun)): via late Latin from Greek murias, muriad-, from murioi ‘10,000’.