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.
Many We use many to refer to a large number of something countable. We most commonly use it in questions and in negative sentences: … Much, many, a lot of, lots of: quantifiers We use the quantifiers much, many, a lot of, lots of to talk about quantities, amounts and degree.
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
We can use the expression as many as to talk about a high number that is surprising or shocking: As many as 5,000 people are believed to have died in the earthquake. We can use the expression in as many to mean ‘in the same number of’: He doesn’t seem to be very lucky in love. He’s had three girlfriends in as many months.
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.