from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Great.
- adv. Greatly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Large, great.
- adj. A great quantity or amount of.
- n. A great amount.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Much; great.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Great; large.
- Much; abundant.
- n. Size; magnitude; bigness.
- n. A great deal; a large quantity: as, many littles make a mickle.
- To magnify.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
He does not regard the Scotchman's "mickle," because he does not stop to consider that the end is a "muckle."
Another and sadder "mickle" has been the departure of ten lepers for
"Aye, weel, mony a mickle mak's a muckle, as Papa used to say."
Many proverbs use alliteration: "Many a mickle (little) makes a muckle (lot)," rhyme: "Man proposes, God disposes," parallelism: "Nothing ventured, nothing gained," ellipsis: "First come, first served," etc.
Miss Clara does not merit respect and kindness at your hand; but I doubt mickle if she wad care a bodle for thae braw things.
‘And ye ken mickle less of my hinnie, sir,’ replied Maggie,
Telford take the mickle brown aver and the black cut-tailed mare, and make out towards the Kerry-craigs, and see what tidings you can have of
As for the lust of the belly, eating and drinking, what pleaseth Allah thereof is that each take naught save that which the Almighty hath appointed him be it little or mickle, and praise the Lord and thank Him; and what angereth Him thereof is that a man take that which is not his by right.
When Sir John Good-Ale heard of this, Thomas Good-Ale he came with mickle might
Albeit Hagen sprang at Gelfrat fiercely, the noble margrave smote from his shield a mickle piece, so that the sparks flew wide.