many a/an

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of many a/an

formal + literary
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

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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