many a/an

Definition of many a/an

formal + literary

  1. —used with a singular noun to refer to a large number of things or people I've been there many a time. Many a tale was told. Many a man has tried but few men have succeeded.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  being one of a large but indefinite number

  1. :  a large number of persons or things

  1. :  a large but indefinite number

    :  the great majority of people

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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