Definition of Many

1. Adjective. A quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by 'as' or 'too' or 'so' or 'that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number. "Never saw so many people"

Definition of Many

1. n. A retinue of servants; a household.

2. a. or pron. Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.

3. n. The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.

Definition of Many

1. Determiner. An indefinite large number of. ¹

2. Pronoun. A collective mass of people. ¹

3. Pronoun. An indefinite large number of people or things. ¹

4. Noun. A multitude; a great aggregate; a mass of people; the generality; the common herd. ¹

5. Noun. A considerable number. ¹

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Definition of Many

1. consisting of or amounting to a large number [adj MORE, MOST]

Medical Definition of Many

1. Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few. "Thou shalt be a father of many nations." (Gen. Xvii. 4) "Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called." (1 Cor. I. 26) 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. Comparison is often expressed by many with as or so. "As many as were willing hearted . . . Brought bracelets." . "So many laws argue so many sins." Many stands with a singular substantive with a or an. Many a, a large number taken distributively; each one of many. "For thy sake have I shed many a tear." . "Full many a gem of purest ray serene." . Many one, many a one; many persons. The many, the majority; opposed to the few. See Many, Too many, too numerous; hence, too powerful; as, they are too many for us. Synonym: Numerous, multiplied, frequent, manifold, various, divers, sundry. Origin: 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, maenig, monig; akin to D. Menig, OS. & OHG. Manag, G. Manch, Dan. Mange, Sw. Mange, Goth. Manags, OSlav. Mnog', Russ. Mnogii; cf. Icel. Margr, Prov. E. Mort. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Many

many (current term)
many-sorted logic
many-worlds interpretation
many a
many a(a)
many a mickle makes a muckle
many a time and oft
many an
many an(a)
many another(a)
many hands make light work
many happy returns
many more(a)

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