Meaning of many in English. many. determiner, pronoun. uk / ˈmen.i / us / ˈmen.i /. A1. used mainly in negative sentences and questions and with "too", "so", and "as" to mean "a large number of": I don't have many clothes. Not many people have heard of him. There are n't very many weekends between now and Christmas.
as many as — used to suggest that a number or amount is surprisingly large She read as many as 60 books! As many as 60 students competed for the prize. They lost by as many as 20 points. many a/an formal + literary — used with a singular noun to refer to a large number of things or people It remained a mystery for many a year. [=for many years]
We often use too before much and many. It means ‘more than necessary’. We can use too much before an uncountable noun and too many before a plural noun, or without a noun when the noun is obvious: I bought too much food. We had to throw some of it away. They had a lot of work to do. Too much. (too much work) There are too many cars on the road. More people should use public transport.
See definition of many on Dictionary.com adj. profuse, abundant noun abundance; a lot synonyms for many Compare Synonyms abounding alive with bounteous bountiful copious countless crowded divers frequent innumerable legion lousy with manifold multifarious multifold multiplied multitudinous myriad no end of numberless numerous plentiful populous
Use many if the noun is countable (e.g., oranges, children). For example: I don’t have much money. They own many houses. Examples for much / many Phillip owns many properties in France. We didn’t earn much profit this year. How much money have you got? Sharon does not have many friends. There are too many students in this class.
1. constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people. 2. noting each one of a large number (usu. fol. by a or an ): For many a day it rained. n. 3. a large or considerable number of persons or things: A good many of the beggars were blind. 4. the many, the greater part of humankind. pron.
a great quantity of a large amount of a large number of a load of a mass of a mountain of ample amounts of a multitude of an abundance of an appreciable amount of a profusion of a slew of assorted a stack of a ton of bags of bazillions of billions of bountiful amounts of considerable amounts of copious amounts of countless amounts of dozens of