constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people. noting each one of a large number (usually followed by a or an): For many a day it rained. noun. a large or considerable number of persons or things: A good many of the beggars were blind. the many, the greater part of humankind. pronoun.
Grammar rules Adjectives Much/Many Much / many Rule Use much if the noun is non-countable (e.g., water, sand). 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.
Britannica Dictionary definition of MANY — used to refer to a large number of things or people She worked hard for many years. They were one of the many, many families that came to watch the parade. Gardening is one of her very many interests. [+] more examples — often used in negative statements We don't have many choices. [=we have few choices]
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.
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
(Countable) A group of many entities: a large number. 11 6 lousy with 7 3 bountiful 6 2 Advertisement various Several or many 9 6 abundance A large quantity; many. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.] 7 4 varied 5 2 multifariousness (Uncountable) The characteristic of being multifarious. 7 5 tons Plural form of ton 7 5 much