Definition of May

1. Noun. The month following April and preceding June.




2. Noun. Thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America.

Definition of May

1. v. An auxiliary verb qualifying the meaning of another verb, by expressing:

2. n. A maiden.

3. n. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

Definition of May

1. Proper noun. The fifth month of the Gregorian calendar, following April and preceding June. ¹

2. Proper noun. The hawthorn or its blossoms (as it blooms in May) ¹

3. Proper noun. (English female given name), pet name for Mary and Margaret, reinforced by the month and plant meaning. ¹

4. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English) ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To be strong; to have power (over). (defdate 8th-17th c.) ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete auxiliary) To be able; can. (defdate 8th-17th c.) ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive poetic) To be able to go. (defdate from 9th c.) ¹

8. Verb. (context: modal auxiliary verb defective) To have permission to, be allowed. Used in granting permission and in questions to make polite requests. (defdate from 9th c.) ¹

9. Verb. (context: modal auxiliary verb defective) Expressing a present possibility; possibly. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

10. Verb. (context: subjunctive present defective) Expressing a wish (with present subjunctive effect). (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

11. Noun. The hawthorn bush or its blossoms. ¹

12. Verb. To gather may. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of May

1. to gather flowers in the spring [v -ED, -ING, -S] / used as an auxiliary to express permission [v present 2d person sing. MAY, MAYEST, or MAYST, past tense MIGHT]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of May

maximumly
maximums
maxing
maxing out
maxis
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maxiscooters
maxiskirt
maxiskirts
maxitive
maxiton
maxixe
maxixes
maxwellite
maxwells
may (current term)
may't
may've
may be
may fish
may of
may the Force be with you
may well
mayapple
mayapples
mayas
maybe
maybes
maybird
maybirds

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