Definition of


  1. (adj, all) 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
    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

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Antonyms of Many


Origin of the word Many

  1. O.E. monig, manig, from P.Gmc. *managaz (cf. O.S. manag, Swed. m?ngen, O.Fris. manich, Du. menig, Ger. manch, Goth. manags), from PIE *monogho- (cf. O.C.S. munogu "much, many," O.Ir. menicc, Welsh mynych "frequent"). Pronunciation altered by influence of any (see manifold). more

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