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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 1: a large number of.
many rooms
synonyms:
multitudinous, myriad, numerous, various
antonyms:
few
similar words:
abundant, copious, countless, innumerable, manifold, multifarious, plentiful, profuse, sundry
definition 2: noting each one of a large, unspecified number (fol. by a).
He waited many a night for her return.
similar words:
each
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a large, unspecified number of persons or things.
Many of us had no place to live.
synonyms:
gobs, lots, mass, plenty, scads, tons
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.
Many are homeless.
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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