[meɪ] or [me]
(noun.) the month following April and preceding June.
(v.) An auxiliary verb qualifyng the meaning of another verb, by expressing: (a) Ability, competency, or possibility; -- now oftener expressed by can.
(n.) A maiden.
(n.) The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
(n.) The early part or springtime of life.
(n.) The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn.
(n.) The merrymaking of May Day.
n. a maid.
n. the fifth month of the year: the early or gay part of life.—v.i. to gather May (prov. Eng. the blossom of the hawthorn which blooms in May):—pr.p. May′ing.—ns. May′-bee′tle May′-bug the cockchafer; May′-bloom the hawthorn flower; May′day the first day of May; May′-dew the dew of May esp. that of the morning of the first day of May which is said to whiten linen and to enable a face washed with it to keep its beauty; May′-duke a variety of sour cherry; May′-flow′er the hawthorn which blooms in May; May′fly a short-lived fly which appears in May; May′-game sport such as is usual on 1st May frolic generally; May′ing the observance of Mayday sports and games; May′-lā′dy the queen of the May; May′-lil′y the lily of the valley so called because it blooms in May; May′-morn (Shak.) freshness like that of a morning in May vigour; May′pole a pole erected for dancing round on Mayday; May′-queen a young woman crowned with flowers as queen on Mayday; May′time May the season of May.
v.i. to be able: to be allowed: to be free to act: to be possible: to be by chance: to be competent:—pa.t. might (mīt).—adv. May′be perhaps possibly.—n. a possibility.—adv. May′hap perhaps.
To dream of the month of May, denotes prosperous times, and pleasure for the young. To dream that nature appears freakish, denotes sudden sorrow and disappointment clouding pleasure.
- May I ask how old he is, ma'am? 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Who, then, shall conduct education so that humanity may improve? 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- And after this cry and strife the sun may rise and see him worsted. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- The palliative measures we may pass by quickly. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- It may be questioned whether some of the present pedagogical interest in the matter of values of studies is not either excessive or else too narrow. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- May I say, at parting, that it is the dear object of MY hopes too? 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- The case has assumed such an extraordinary aspect since Sergeant Cuff's time, that you may revive his interest in the inquiry. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- The streets are wisely made narrow and the houses heavy and thick and stony, in order that the people may be cool in this roasting climate. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Traders and other undertakers may, no doubt with great propriety, carry on a very considerable part of their projects with borrowed money. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Then, collecting himself, he added in his usual tone, And what may it be your pleasure to want at so early an hour with the poor Jew? 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- There is no coffin in that tomb; and may it be many, many years, before another name is placed above it! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- In the periodical publications of June, 1914, may be read the eloquent announcement: Langley's Folly Flies. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- If you would engage a front room and purchase the necessaries for the night, I may have time to make a few inquiries. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- I took passage on a steamer at Ripley, Ohio, for Pittsburg, about the middle of May, 1839. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Still, a person may hesitate about the probability of the son of a king being a philosopher. 柏拉图. 理想国.