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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a little/many/some/any more
▪ Can I have a little more time to finish?
▪ Are there any more sandwiches?
have had one too many (=have drunk too much alcohol)
however much/many
▪ I really want the car, however much it costs.
many occasions
▪ I have seen him drunk on many occasions.
Many thanks
Many thanks for the lovely flowers.
not a lot/much/many etc (=only a few, only a little etc)
▪ Not much is known about the disease.
▪ Not many people have read the report.
the first of many
▪ We hope this year’s festival will be the first of many.
twice as many/much (as sth)
▪ They employ 90 people, twice as many as last year.
(there's) many a true word spoken in jest
a good few/many
▪ In time she came to know a good many faces, but none of them were people.
▪ It had been a good few years.
▪ It is likely that a good many valuable stones were destroyed in this way because Pliny was muddling up hardness and toughness.
▪ It was no accident that a good many towns were sited on the borderline between arable farming and pastoral regions.
▪ Overall, it took a good many years for the primaries to wrest control from the bosses.
▪ She solved some problems, but she created a good few more-many of which Britain is still dealing with today.
▪ There are a good many variables that may intervene in just this manner.
▪ We shared this house all the years of my childhood, and a good many summers afterward.
as much/as many/the same again
be no/few/not many takers
five/ten/many etc times ...
▪ Besides being one of Henry III's most frequent ambassadors to Rome, Alexander served many times as papal judge delegate.
▪ I am feeling much better, though there are many times when I feel a dull ache.
▪ Now, as many times before, the City is missing a chance to put the system right.
▪ The amount of metal needed is ten times what we used on Mars.
▪ The males adapt to their new and relaxed home by evolving at ten times the rate of their consorts.
▪ The prince visited many times more.
▪ The real frequency of worldwide maternal mortality may be as much as three to five times higher than this ratio.
▪ Tours leave five times a day.
have a finger in every pie/ in many pies
have had a few (too many)
▪ Ralph Nader may have had a few, but then again far, far too few to mention.
in so many words
▪ "Did he say we got the contract?" "Not in so many words."
▪ In so many words, she told me that I don't have any talent.
▪ Although it has not said so in so many words, it is also for the supranational space.
▪ And, if taxed by such as Sylvester, he probably would not now admit it in so many words.
▪ But I also knew that if I admitted to that in so many words, Janir would start fussing.
▪ It hurts to write that out in so many words, but how could it be otherwise.
▪ Oh, not in so many words, of course.
▪ There is, in fact, considerable nervousness about saying these things in so many words.
▪ To be fair, the majority report does not in so many words advance the argument.
▪ Zuwaya had a deterrent theory of peace, and stated it in so many words.
keep several/too many etc balls in the air
man/woman of many parts
many and various
▪ Circumstances, many and various, may mean there's no way forward for that relationship.
▪ Conjectures about the newcomer were many and various.
▪ Member States refused to meet the claims of the many and various creditors, third parties to the International Tin Agreement.
▪ The influences on Laski's political and legal thought are many and various.
▪ The reasons why teenage girls get pregnant are many and various.
▪ There are many and various racket strings to choose from.
▪ There were also many and various stories of his birth.
many happy returns
▪ And, no doubt about it, very many happy returns, sir.
▪ Charlotte will be wished many happy returns by family and other visitors to a nursing home in Redcar, Cleveland.
▪ Next up we would like to wish birthday girl Fiona many happy returns.
▪ They went for more, but Nicky Hammond in the Town goal made sure they didn't have too many happy returns.
many moons ago
▪ He left Derby many moons ago complaining they gagged him.
▪ Several colour strains have bee bred since the original black and silver variety came out on the market many moons ago.
▪ When I got my first laser printer many moons ago, my bank manager almost had a heart attack.
not (all) that long/many etc
▪ And not that many women really feel comfortable going for the jugular.
▪ He doesn't recognize the name, not that many people seem to know his or that of his publisher.
▪ He would do the job himself if he had the time-and had the job not that many years ago.
▪ I was told the rules, there were not that many and most were sensible.
▪ McPhail, 20, is making a run for the board not that long after having graduated from the system himself.
▪ So there is not that long a wait.
▪ Thankfully there were not that many in cars.
▪ Well, maybe not that many things.
only so many/much
▪ There's only so much you can do with hair this fine.
▪ A human being can undergo only so many changes and take in only so many experiences.
▪ I think there was only so much fun to go round, only so much and no more available.
▪ It told him it was grass, and grass could hide only so much.
▪ The greens were rougher then, and there was only so much good putting you could do on them.
▪ The truth is there is only so much preparation you can do.
▪ There's only so much you can cling to - your credibility, your belief in small cottage industries - whatever.
sth of five/many etc years' standing
▪ The medical superintendent of a hospital had to be a duly qualified medical practitioner of five years' standing.
too many chiefs and not enough Indians
too many cooks (spoil the broth)
▪ If too many cooks spoil the broth, too many Popes tarnish the faith!
▪ There were too many cooks, they said.
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.]

  1. The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.

    After him the rascal many ran.

  2. 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 bracelets.''
--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]

Many, LA -- U.S. town in Louisiana
Population (2000): 2889
Housing Units (2000): 1272
Land area (2000): 3.128774 sq. miles (8.103487 sq. km)
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, LA

Many may refer to:

  • plural
  • 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
Place names
  • 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.