mickle

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mick·le

 (mĭk′əl) Scots
adj.
Great.
adv.
Greatly.

[Middle English mikel, from Old English micel and from Old Norse mikill; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

mickle

(ˈmɪkəl) ,

muckle

or

meikle

adj
great or abundant
adv
much; greatly
n
1. a great amount, esp in the proverb, mony a little makes a mickle
2. Scot a small amount, esp in the proverb, many a mickle maks a muckle
[C13 mikel, from Old Norse mikell, replacing Old English micel much]

mick•le

(ˈmɪk əl)

adj.
Chiefly Scot. great; large; much.
[1175–1225; Middle English (N and E dials.) mikel < Old Norse mikill; see much]

Mickle

 a large amount—SOED; mickle folk‘many people,’ 1275. The expression, ‘Many a pickle makes a muckle’ is used in 1905; ‘Many a pickle makes a mickle’ is in the Oxford English Dictionary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mickle - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentmickle - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation