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many adj (comparative more, superlative most) 1 (sometimes a great many or good many) consisting of a large number; numerous • Many teenagers smokehad to stop a good many times to rest. 2 (the many) the majority or the crowd; ordinary people, not nobility or royalty. pronoun a great number (of people or things) • The sweets were so rich that I couldn't eat many. See also more, most. as many the same number (of something) • She hasn't as many friends as youI don't want as many. have one too many colloq to drink to excess. how many? how great a number? • How many people are coming? many a, an or another as or being one of a number of (a specified thing) • many a manspent many a happy hour there. many's the time colloq on a great many occasions • Many's the time I found her crying. too many too great a number (of something); more than required • There are too many people in here.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon manig.

many adj (comparative more, superlative most) 1 (sometimes a great many or good many) consisting of a large number; numerous • Many teenagers smokehad to stop a good many times to rest. 2 (the many) the majority or the crowd; ordinary people, not nobility or royalty. pronoun a great number (of people or things) • The sweets were so rich that I couldn't eat many. See also more, most. as many the same number (of something) • She hasn't as many friends as youI don't want as many. have one too many colloq to drink to excess. how many? how great a number? • How many people are coming? many a, an or another as or being one of a number of (a specified thing) • many a manspent many a happy hour there. many's the time colloq on a great many occasions • Many's the time I found her crying. too many too great a number (of something); more than required • There are too many people in here.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon manig.

many adj (comparative more, superlative most) 1 (sometimes a great many or good many) consisting of a large number; numerous • Many teenagers smokehad to stop a good many times to rest. 2 (the many) the majority or the crowd; ordinary people, not nobility or royalty. pronoun a great number (of people or things) • The sweets were so rich that I couldn't eat many. See also more, most. as many the same number (of something) • She hasn't as many friends as youI don't want as many. have one too many colloq to drink to excess. how many? how great a number? • How many people are coming? many a, an or another as or being one of a number of (a specified thing) • many a manspent many a happy hour there. many's the time colloq on a great many occasions • Many's the time I found her crying. too many too great a number (of something); more than required • There are too many people in here.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon manig.