If you have a great number of refrigerator magnets, you have many of them. Many means "a lot of items."


A retinue of servants; a household.

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; "many temptations"; "the temptations are many"; "a good many"; "a great many"; "many directions"; "tak

A retinue of servants; a household.

a. / pron.
Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.

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

A large or considerable number.


Ma"ny , n. [See Meine, Mansion.] A retinue of servants; a household. [Obs.] Chaucer.


Ma"ny, a. ∨ pron. [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'91nig, monig; akin to D. menig, OS. & OHG. manag, G. manch, Dan. mange, Sw. m'86nge, 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.
Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
&hand; 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." Exod. xxxv. 22. "So many laws argue so many sins." Milton. 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." Shak. "Full many a gem of purest ray serene." Gray. -- Many one, many a one; many persons. BK. of Com. Prayer. -- The many, the majority; -- opposed to the few. See Many, n. -- Too many, too numerous; hence, too powerful; as, they are too many for us. L'Estrange. Syn. -- Numerous; multiplied; frequent; manifold; various; divers; sundry.


Ma"ny, n. [AS. menigeo, menigo, menio, multitude; akin to G. menge, OHG. manag'c6, menig'c6, 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.
2. A large or considerable number.
A many of our bodies shall no doubt Find native graves.
Seeing a great many in rich gowns.
It will be concluded by manythat he lived like an honest man.
&hand; 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.

A retinue of servants; a household.

Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.

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


Usage Examples

A canon is antithetical to everything the New York art world has been about for the past 40 years, during which we went from being the center of the art world to being one of many centers.

'Handsome' means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered - and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business.

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.

A firm, for instance, that does business in many countries of the world is driven to spend an enormous amount of time, labour, and money in providing for translation services.

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.

A great many people experience the movement from one century to the next, but a minuscule number of people experience the movement from one millennium to the next.

A good artist is willing to die many times over. What's funny is, I've died so many times.

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.

A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence.

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.

A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be.

'Vegas' was something very close to me. I had such a blast doing that. I'm still a little upset that we never really got to shoot that final episode. So many people were invested in it. I'll always be sad about that.

'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'

A faction willing to take the risks of making war on the ossified status quo in the Middle East can be described as many things, but not as conservative.

A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive.


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