['menɪ] or ['mɛni]
(adj.) a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number; 'many temptations'; 'the temptations are many'; 'a good many'; 'a great many'; 'many directions'; 'take as many apples as you like'; 'too many clouds to see'; 'never saw so many people' .
Inputed by Jesse--From WordNet
(n.) A retinue of servants; a household.
(a. / pron.) Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.
(a.) The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.
(a.) A large or considerable number.
Checked by Casey
Synonyms and Synonymous
a. Numerous, manifold, various, multiplied, divers.
n. Multitude, people, many persons, many people.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Numerous, abundant, frequent, manifold, divers, sundry, multifarious
ANT:Few, scarce, rare, infrequent
Inputed by Harlow
adj. consisting of a great number of individuals: not few: numerous:—comp. More (mōr); superl. Most (mōst).—n. many persons: a great number: (with def. art.) the people.—adj. Man′y-sid′ed having many qualities or aspects: not narrow-minded.—n. Man′y-sid′edness.—The many the crowd.
- There are many others that have to be considered with it. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Her lover was no longer to her an exciting man whom many women strove for, and herself could only retain by striving with them. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- She was a warlike power, and inscribed upon her banners many a brilliant fight with Genoese and Turks. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- He entered the front room not without blushing; for he, like many, had felt the power of this girl's face and form. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- There is no coffin in that tomb; and may it be many, many years, before another name is placed above it! Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- Did not the Communist Manifesto appear many years before Das Kapital? Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- In those in which they take place, and are in farm, there are many local duties which do not extend beyond a particular town or district. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- We thank you many times. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- The royal crown of France is a circle ornamented with eight fleur-de-lis, from which rise as many quarter-circles closing under a double fleur-de-lis. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- He knows how vast the field is, and how many paths constantly beckon him. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- The attack was made and many shots fell within the fort, creating some consternation, as we now know. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Many special tools, particularly those designed for _bicycle work_, have been devised, as exhibited by patent to Hillman, August 11, 1891, No. 457,718. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Many efforts have been made to overcome this defect, but as yet with only partial success. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- There she satand who would have guessed how many tears she had been lately shedding? Jane Austen. Emma.
- There are many men here now in the hills. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Judaism is indeed the reconstructed political ideal of many shattered peoples--mainly Semitic. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Many were convinced that the end of the world was at hand, and strove to fix their thoughts solely on the world to come. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- But the gypsies have many laws they do not admit to having. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Many of them are aimed at gas, and there are several grim summaries of death and fires due to gas-leaks or explosions. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- But in many cases victory depends not so much on general vigour, but on having special weapons, confined to the male sex. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- Before leaving this period of his career, it is to be noted that it gave Edison many favorable opportunities. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- A party that tried to answer every conflicting interest would stand still because people were pulling in so many different directions. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- Of those we ate many. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- This was his answer, written, I suppose, in some pique: True you have given me many sweet kisses, and a lock of your beautiful hair. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- I understand that this installation was not commercially successful, as there were a great many troubles. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Many treatises in different languages have been published on pigeons, and some of them are very important, as being of considerable antiquity. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- There were many big hotels that were closed but most of the shops were open and the people were very glad to see us. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- He touched his hat politely to the ladies, and remarked that he supposed they had never seen so many live Yankees before in their lives. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- There's ever so many people in the river. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- The intense enthusiasm of this pioneer beekeeper was contagious and resulted in many taking up beekeeping. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.