battalion vs myriad what difference

what is difference between battalion and myriad

English

Etymology

From French bataillon.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bəˈtælɪən/

Noun

battalion (plural battalions)

  1. (military) An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally forming part of a regiment.
  2. (US, military) an army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters; forming part of a brigade.
  3. Any large body of troops.
  4. (by extension) A great number of things.

Synonyms

  • (great number of things): heap, horde, load, mass, pile, swathe

Translations

Verb

battalion (third-person singular simple present battalions, present participle battalioning, simple past and past participle battalioned)

  1. To form into battalions.

Anagrams

  • antibloat


English

Etymology

From French myriade, from Late Latin myriadis (genitive of myrias), from Ancient Greek μυριάδος (muriádos), genitive of μυριάς (muriás, number of 10,000), from μυρίος (muríos, numberless, countless, infinite).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈmɪɹi.æd/, /ˈmɪɹi.əd/

Noun

myriad (plural myriads)

  1. (historical) Ten thousand; 10,000 [from 16th c.]
  2. A countless number or multitude (of specified things) [from 16th c.]
    • 1914, Henry Graham Dakyns, Xenophon, Cyropaedia, Book I:
      How far he surpassed them all may be felt if we remember that no Scythian, although the Scythians are reckoned by their myriads, has ever succeeded in dominating a foreign nation …

Related terms

  • tens of thousands

Usage notes

Used as an adjective (see below), ‘myriad’ requires neither an article before it nor a preposition after. Because of this, some consider the usage described in sense 2 above, where ‘myriad’ acts as part of a nominal (or noun) group (that is, “a myriad of animals”), to be tautological.

Translations

Adjective

myriad (not comparable)

  1. (modifying a singular noun) Multifaceted, having innumerable elements [from 18th c.]
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, p. 131:
      one night he would be singing at the barred window and yelling down out of the soft myriad darkness of a May night; the next night he would be gone […].
    • 2011 April 6–19, Kara Krekeler, “Researchers at Washington U. have ‘itch’ to cure problem”, West End Word, 40 (7), p. 8:
      “As a clinician, it’s a difficult symptom to treat,” Cornelius said. “The end symptom may be the same, but what’s causing it may be myriad.”
  2. (modifying a plural noun) Great in number; innumerable, multitudinous [from 18th c.]
    • 2013 September 28, Kenan Malik, “London Is Special, but Not That Special,” New York Times (retrieved 28 September 2013):
      Driven by a perceived political need to adopt a hard-line stance, Mr. Cameron’s coalition government has imposed myriad new restrictions, the aim of which is to reduce net migration to Britain to below 100,000.

Translations

See also

  • plethora

Swedish

Noun

myriad c

  1. a myriad

Declension

References

  • myriad in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial