Crossword clues for many
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Many \Ma"ny\, n. [AS. menigeo, menigo, menio, multitude; akin to G. menge, OHG. manag[=i], menig[=i], Goth. managei. See Many, a.]
The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.
After him the rascal many ran.
A large or considerable number.
A many of our bodies shall no doubt Find native graves.
Seeing a great many in rich gowns.
It will be concluded by many that he lived like an honest man.
Note: In this sense, many is connected immediately with another substantive (without of) to show of what the many consists; as, a good many [of] people think so.
He is liable to a great many inconveniences.
Many \Ma"ny\, n. [See Meine, Mansion.]
A retinue of servants; a household. [Obs.]
Many \Ma"ny\, a. & pron.
Note: [It has no variation to express degrees of comparison; more and most, which are used for the comparative and superlative degrees, are from a different root.] [OE. mani, moni, AS. manig, m[ae]nig, monig; akin to D. menig, OS. & OHG. manag, G. manch, Dan. mange, Sw. m[*a]nge, Goth. manags, OSlav. mnog', Russ. mnogii; cf. Icel. margr, Prov. E. mort. [root]103.] Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.
Thou shalt be a father of many nations.
--Gen. xvii. 4.
Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not
many noble, are called.
--1 Cor. i. 26.
Note: Many is freely prefixed to participles, forming
compounds which need no special explanation; as,
many-angled, many-celled, many-eyed, many-footed,
many-handed, many-leaved, many-lettered, many-named,
many-peopled, many-petaled, many-seeded, many-syllabled
(polysyllabic), many-tongued, many-voiced, many-wived,
and the like. In such usage it is equivalent to
multi. Comparison is often expressed by many with as
or so. ``As many as were willing hearted . . . brought
--Exod. xxxv. 22. ``So many laws argue so many sins.''
--Milton. Many stands with a singular substantive with a or an.
Many a, a large number taken distributively; each one of
many. ``For thy sake have I shed many a tear.''
--Shak. ``Full many a gem of purest ray serene.''
Many one, many a one; many persons.
--Bk. of Com. Prayer.
The many, the majority; -- opposed to the few. See Many, n.
Too many, too numerous; hence, too powerful; as, they are
too many for us.
Syn: Numerous; multiplied; frequent; manifold; various; divers; sundry.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English monig, manig "many, many a, much," from Proto-Germanic *managaz (cognates: Old Saxon manag, Swedish mången, Old Frisian manich, Dutch menig, Old High German manag, German manch, Gothic manags), from PIE *menegh- "copious" (cognates: 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. Compare also Gothic managei "multitude, crowd," Old High German managi "large number, plurality," German Menge "multitude."
det. An indefinite large number of. n. 1 A multitude; a great aggregate; a mass of people; the generality; the common herd. 2 A considerable number. pron. 1 A collective mass of people. 2 An indefinite large number of people or things.
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" [ant: few]
Housing Units (2000): 1272
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Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.128774 sq. miles (8.103487 sq. km)
FIPS code: 48470
Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
Location: 31.567769 N, 93.477721 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 71449
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Many may refer to:
- A quantifier that can be used with count nouns - often preceded by "as" or "too" or "so" or "that"; amounting to a large but indefinite number; "many temptations"; "a good many"; "many directions"; more than a few, more than several
- Many, Moselle, a commune of the Moselle department, in France
- Mány, a village in Hungary
- Many, Louisiana, a town in the United States
- Many, Masovian Voivodeship, east-central Poland
Usage examples of "many".
Weavers had been responsible for the practice of killing Aberrant children for more than a hundred years.
Every year, more children were born Aberrant, more were snatched by the Weavers.
This was the final consequence and the shattering cost of the aberration which came over the Nazi dictator in his youthful gutter days in Vienna and which he imparted to - or shared with - so many of his German followers.
But the fateful decisions secretly made, the intrigues, the treachery, the motives and the aberrations which led up to them, the parts played by the principal actors behind the scenes, the extent of the terror they exercised and their technique of organizing it - all this and much more remained largely hidden from us until the secret German papers turned up.
Those who remained, many of them, were bitten by the Nazi aberrations and attempted to apply them to pure science.
Most of all I trust to the generosity of the Hathors, who have abetted me so openly thus far.
And he has to answer for much more than aiding and abetting you with your plot to fool the old man.
UNMIK, with European Union assistance, did intervene - in setting up institutions and abetting economic legislation - it has done more harm than good.
These observations arose out of a motion made by Lord Bathurst, who had been roughly handled by the mob on Friday, for an address praying that his majesty would give immediate orders for prosecuting, in the most effectual manner, the authors, abettors, and instruments of the outrages committed both in the vicinity of the houses of parliament and upon the houses and chapels of the foreign ministers.
Foreign intervention, openly invited and industriously instigated by the abettors of the insurrection, became imminent, and has only been prevented by the practice of strict and impartial justice, with the most perfect moderation, in our intercourse with nations.
Therefore take my rede, and abide till the Chapmen wend thither from Higham, who ride many in company.
Beauty is abidingly self-enfolded but its lovers, the Many, loving it as an entire, possess it as an entire when they attain, for it was an entire that they loved.
But for the most part, the kisses the men bestowed upon the customers were deeper than Abie would have considered appropriate after a first date.
And even if he were to relapse into the same heresy which he had abjured, he would still not be liable to the said penalty, although he would be more severely punished than would have been the case if he had not abjured.
There were several women delegates and Ken made the most of their ablutions until he was distracted by the appearance of Karanja in a neat grey suit, an ingratiating grin on his face and his big ears standing out like sails.