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1

many

play
adjective \ˈme-nē\

Definition of many

more play \ˈmȯr\ most play \ˈmōst\

  1. 1 :  consisting of or amounting to a large but indefinite number <worked for many years>

  2. 2 :  being one of a large but indefinite number <many a man> <many another student>

as many
  1. :  the same in number <saw three plays in as many days>



Examples of many

  1. <a journey of many miles begins with a single step>



Origin of many

Middle English, from Old English manig; akin to Old High German manag many, Old Church Slavic mŭnogŭ much


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with many


2

many

pronoun, plural in construction

Definition of many

  1. :  a large number of persons or things <many are called>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of many

before 12th century


3

many

noun, plural in construction

Definition of many

  1. 1 :  a large but indefinite number <a good many of them>

  2. 2 :  the great majority of people <the many>



12th Century

First Known Use of many

12th century



MANY Defined for Kids

1

many

play
adjective \ˈme-nē\

Definition of many

more \ˈmȯr\most \ˈmōst\

  1. 1 :  amounting to a large number <We had many children to play with.>

  2. 2 :  being one of a large but not definite number <There was many a day when she felt lonely.>




2

many

play
pronoun

Definition of many

  1. :  a large number of people or things <Some stayed, but many left.>




3

many

play
noun

Definition of many

  1. :  a large number <Many of our friends left.>





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