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Etymology

Old English maniġ, moniġ, from Germanic *manago-, from Indo-European *monogʰo-. Cognate with West Frisian mannich, Dutch menig, German manch; and with Russian многий, Scottish Gaelic minig.

Pronunciation

Determiner

many (comparative more, superlative most)

  1. An indefinite large number of.
    Many people enjoy using dictionaries
    There are many different ways to define a word
  2. A collective mass of people.
    Democracy must balance the rights of the few against the will of the many
    A great many do not understand this.
  3. An indefinite large number of people or things.
    Many are called, but few are chosen.

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Quotations

  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1
    Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...

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