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MANY, a. men'ny.

1. Numerous; comprising a great number of individuals.

Thou shalt be a father of many nations. Gen.17.

Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 1 Cor.1.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous. Ps.34.

It is often preceded by as or so, and followed by so, indicating an equal number.

As many books as you take, so many shall be charged to your account.

So many laws argue so many sins.

It is followed by as.

As many as were willing-hearted brought bracelets. Ex.34.

It precedes an or a, before a noun in the singular number.

Full many a gem of purest ray serene.

2. In low language, preceded by too, it denotes powerful or much; as, they are too many for us.

MANY, n. men'ny. A multitude; a great number of individuals; the people.

O thou fond many.

The vulgar and the many are fit only to be led or driven.

MANY, n. men'ny. A retinue of servants; household.




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MANY, a. men'ny.

1. Numerous; comprising a great number of individuals.

Thou shalt be a father of many nations. Gen.17.

Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 1 Cor.1.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous. Ps.34.

It is often preceded by as or so, and followed by so, indicating an equal number.

As many books as you take, so many shall be charged to your account.

So many laws argue so many sins.

It is followed by as.

As many as were willing-hearted brought bracelets. Ex.34.

It precedes an or a, before a noun in the singular number.

Full many a gem of purest ray serene.

2. In low language, preceded by too, it denotes powerful or much; as, they are too many for us.

MANY, n. men'ny. A multitude; a great number of individuals; the people.

O thou fond many.

The vulgar and the many are fit only to be led or driven.

MANY, n. men'ny. A retinue of servants; household.


MA-NY, a. [men'ny; Sax. mæneg, maneg, or menig; D. menig; G. mancher; Dan. mange; Sw. månge; Sax. menigeo, a multitude; Goth. manags, many; managei, a multitude; Russ. mnogei, many; mnoju, to multiply. 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.]

  1. Numerous; comprising a great number of individuals. Thou shalt be a father of many nations. Gen. xvii. Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 1 Cor. i. Many are the afflictions of the righteous. Ps. xxxiv. It is often preceded by as or so, and followed by so, indicating an equal number. As many books as you take, so many shall be charged to your account. So many laws argue so many sins. Milton. It is also followed by as. As many as were willing-hearted brought bracelets. Exod. xxxiv. It precedes an or a before a noun in the singular number. Full many a gem of purest ray serene. Gray.
  2. In low language, preceded by too, it denotes powerful or much; as, they are too many for us. L'Estrange.

MA-NY, n.1 [men'ny.]

A multitude; a great number of individuals; the people. O thou fond many. Shak. The vulgar and the many are fit only to be led or driven. South.


MA-NY, n.2 [men'ny; Norm. Fr. meignee.]

A retinue of servants; household. [Obs.] Chaucer.


Ma"ny
  1. A retinue of servants; a household.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. 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.

    * 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. 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." Gray. -- 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. L'Estrange.

    Syn. -- Numerous; multiplied; frequent; manifold; various; divers; sundry.

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

    After him the rascal many ran. Spenser.

  4. A large or considerable number.

    A many of our bodies shall no doubt
    Find native graves.
    Shak.

    Seeing a great many in rich gowns. Addison.

    It will be concluded by manythat he lived like an honest man. Fielding.

    * 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. Tillotson.

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MANY, adjective men'ny.

1. Numerous; comprising a great number of individuals.

Thou shalt be a father of many nations. Genesis 17:4.

Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 1 Corinthians 1:26.

MANY are the afflictions of the righteous. Psalms 34:12.

It is often preceded by as or so, and followed by so, indicating an equal number.

As many books as you take, so many shall be charged to your account.

So many laws argue so many sins.

It is followed by as.

As many as were willing-hearted brought bracelets. Exodus 34:1.

It precedes an or a, before a noun in the singular number.

Full many a gem of purest ray serene.

2. In low language, preceded by too, it denotes powerful or much; as, they are too many for us.

MANY, noun men'ny. A multitude; a great number of individuals; the people.

O thou fond many

The vulgar and the many are fit only to be led or driven.

MANY, noun men'ny. A retinue of servants; household.

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Thy own importance know.

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