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Definition of "many" [ma•ny]

  • Being one of a large indefinite number; numerous: many a child; many another day. (adjective)
  • Amounting to or consisting of a large indefinite number: many friends. (adjective)
  • A large indefinite number: A good many of the workers had the flu. (noun)
  • The majority of the people; the masses: "The many fail, the one succeeds” ( Tennyson). (noun)
  • A large number of persons or things: "For many are called, but few are chosen” ( Matthew 22:14). (pronoun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "many" in a sentence
  • "Too many people are greedy with this space..many times I've arrived at my seat and found no room for my own shopping bag or cabin bag in the old fashion sense of the 60's.."
  • "Sony does have higher prices many/most times..but if you use inkmesh and narrow down to epub by selecting Sony Reader on the left side..many times Sony's prices are right there with everyone else."
  • "Re the maggot story: many *many* adjectives spring to mind, but I'm going to go with "resourceful"..."