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many

man·y

many

 
 
pronunciation:
me ni
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, pronoun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: more, most
definition: a large number of.
At the animal shelter, there were many kittens that needed homes.
synonyms:
numerous, various
antonyms:
few
similar words:
abundant, countless, plentiful, profuse
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a large number of persons or things.
Many in the group could not go on the trip because they became ill.
synonyms:
lots, mass, plenty
antonyms:
few
similar words:
abundance, army, barrel, crowd, heap, horde, multitude, number, pile, throng
 
part of speech: pronoun
definition: a great number of people or things.
Although the firefighters worked hard to save the animals, many died.
antonyms:
few
similar words:
lots, most, several, some
many or much?
Many is used with words for things that we can count. Much is used with words for things that we cannot count.
Compare:
  • Do you have many things to do today?
  • Do you have much work to do today?
  • I didn't eat many cookies.
  • I didn't eat much cake.
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