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Meaning of MANY

Pronunciation:  'menee

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  (quantifier used with count nouns; often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that') amounting to a large but indefinite number; "many temptations"; "the temptations are many"; "a good many"; "a great many"; "many directions"; "take as many apples as you like"; "too many clouds to see"; "never saw so many people"

MANY is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: galore(ip), many a(a), many an(a), many another(a), numerous, some(a), umpteen, umteen
 Antonyms: few
 See Also: more(a)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ma"ny\, n. [See {Meine}, {Mansion}.]
    A retinue of servants; a household. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Ma"ny\, a. or pron.
    Note: [It has no variation to express degrees of comparison;
          more and most, which are used for the comparative and
          superlative degrees, are from a different root.] [OE.
          mani, moni, AS. manig, m[ae]nig, monig; akin to D.
          menig, OS. & OHG. manag, G. manch, Dan. mange, Sw.
          m[*a]nge, Goth. manags, OSlav. mnog', Russ. mnogii; cf.
          Icel. margr, Prov. E. mort. [root]103.]
    Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.
          Thou shalt be a father of many nations.  --Gen. xvii.
          Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not
          many noble, are called.                  --1 Cor. i.
    Note: Many is freely prefixed to participles, forming
          compounds which need no special explanation; as,
          many-angled, many-celled, many-eyed, many-footed,
          many-handed, many-leaved, many-lettered, many-named,
          many-peopled, many-petaled, many-seeded, many-syllabled
          (polysyllabic), many-tongued, many-voiced, many-wived,
          and the like.
  3. \Ma"ny\, n. [AS. menigeo, menigo, menio, multitude; akin to
    G. menge, OHG. manag[=i], menig[=i], Goth. managei. See
    {Many}, a.]
    1. The populace; the common people; the majority of people,
       or of a community.
             After him the rascal many ran.        --Spenser.
    2. A large or considerable number.
             A many of our bodies shall no doubt Find native
             graves.                               --Shak.
             Seeing a great many in rich gowns.    --Addison.
             It will be concluded by manythat he lived like an
             honest man.                           --Fielding.
    Note: In this sense, many is connected immediately with
          another substantive (without of) to show of what the
          many consists; as, a good many [of] people think so.
                He is liable to a great many inconveniences.
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