how many

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of how many

used to ask or talk about an amount
  • How many people were there?
  • I was surprised by how many people were there.
  • How many times do I have to tell you to lock the door?

Word by Word Definitions

how play
  1. : in what manner or way

  2. : for what reason : why

  3. : with what meaning : to what effect

  1. : the way or manner in which

  2. : that

  3. : however, as

  1. : a question about manner or method

  2. : manner, method

many play
  1. : consisting of or amounting to a large but indefinite number

  2. : being one of a large but indefinite number

  1. : a large number of persons or things

  1. : a large but indefinite number

  2. : the great majority of people


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