What does "plural" mean?


"Plural" means more than one, and it also means the form of a word that indicates more than one. For instance, the plural of animal is animals.

The word "plural" comes from many different derivations from the Latin word "plus," meaning "more."

Most plurals in the English language are formed by adding "s" or "es" to the end of the original noun.

Quite a few exception exist, however. Some words change an "f in the word to a "v" and add "s" or "es." For example, the plural of "knife" is "knives," and the plural of "thief" is "thieves." Other words change internal vowels. For example, the plural of "man" is "men," and the plural of "goose" is "geese." Other nouns do not change at all, as the plural of "deer" is "deer." Many other ways of making a noun plural exist.

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consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than one.
pertaining to or involving a plurality of persons or things.
being one of such a plurality.
Grammar noting or pertaining to a member of the category of number, found in many languages, indicating that a word has more than one referent, as in English men, or more than two referents, as in Old English ge, meaning “you.”
the plural number.
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