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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plural \Plu"ral\, n. (Gram.)
     The plural number; that form of a word which expresses or
     denotes more than one; a word in the plural form.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plural \Plu"ral\, a. [L. pluralis, from plus, pluris, more; cf.
     F. pluriel, OF. plurel. See Plus.]
     Relating to, or containing, more than one; designating two or
     more; as, a plural word.
     [1913 Webster]
           Plural faith, which is too much by one.  --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
     Plural number (Gram.), the number which designates more
        than one. See Number, n., 8.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: composed of more than one member, set, or kind [ant:
      2: grammatical number category referring to two or more items or
         units [ant: singular]
      n 1: the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
           [syn: plural, plural form] [ant: singular, singular

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "plural":
     a certain number, a few, certain, composite, dual, more,
     more than one, nonuniqueness, not singular, number, numerous,
     numerousness, pluralism, pluralistic, plurality, pluralness,
     plurative, several, singular, some, trial, variety, various

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PLURAL. A term used in grammar, which signifies more than one. 
       2. Sometimes, however, it may be so expressed that it means only one, 
  as, if a man were to devise to another all he was worth, if he, the 
  testator, died without children, and he died leaving one child, the devise 
  would not take effect. See Dig. 50, 16, 148; Id. 35, 1, 101, 1; Id. 3 1, 17, 
  4 Code, 6, 49, 6, 2; Shelf. on L 559, 589. See Singular. 

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