adjective, more, most.
- manx cat,
- manx shearwater,
- many a,
- many are called but few are chosen,
- many hands make light work,
- many happy returns,
- many is the
Origin of many
Examples from the Web for many
Like many trans users, Transartist often gets used as a source of information more than anything else.
But he, like many people using dating apps whatever their sexual identity, remains stoutly positive.
Like many Americans—but few Republican presidential candidates—the former Florida governor has evolved on the issue.
In an email exchange a friend said many had repeated this same succinct review but they could never elaborate.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For many years afterward it was a never-ending topic of conversation, and is more or less talked of even to this day.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In an instant the torrent had caught them in its whirling eddies, and they were so many separate atoms borne along on the flood.The Ward of King Canute|Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Many women and children were crying because they had been separated from relatives and friends.
By October 20 many of the nests were complete, and the hens sat in them, though no eggs were to be seen yet.Antarctic Penguins|George Murray Levick
His "Main Traveled Roads," the first of many editions appearing in 1891, made him famous.Prairie Gold|Various
You may kill one—two—ten; yes, as many as the leaves in the forest yonder, and their brothers will not miss them.The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems|H. L. Gordon
- a large number ofmany coaches; many times
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)many are seated already
- a great number ofas many apples as you like; too many clouds to see
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)I have as many as you
Word Origin for many
Old English monig, manig "many, many a, much," from Proto-Germanic *managaz (cf. Old Saxon manag, Swedish mången, Old Frisian manich, Dutch menig, Old High German manag, German manch, Gothic manags), from PIE *menegh- "copious" (cf. Old Church Slavonic munogu "much, many," Old Irish menicc, Welsh mynych "frequent," Old Irish magham "gift"). Pronunciation altered by influence of any (see manifold).
Old English menigu, from many (adj.). The many "the multitude" attested from 1520s. Cf. also Gothic managei "multitude, crowd," Old High German managi "large number, plurality," German Menge "multitude."
In addition to the idioms beginning with many
- many a
- many hands make light work
- many happy returns
- many is the
- as many
- good (great) many
- in so many words
- irons in the fire, too many
- so many
- too many cooks spoil the broth