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many /ˈmeni/ determiner, pronoun, adjective


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many
[adjective]
Synonyms:
- numerous, abundant, countless, innumerable, manifold, myriad, umpteen (informal), various
[noun]
Synonyms:
- a lot, heaps (informal), lots (informal), plenty, scores
Antonyms: few
Contrasted words: meager, scant, scanty, sparse, only, sole
Related Words: divers, manifold, multiple, multiplicate, multiplied, myriad, abounding, abundant, bounteous, bountiful, copious, plentiful
English Thesaurus: many, a lot, dozens/hundreds/thousands/millions, a large number of, numerous, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

many S1 W1 /ˈmeni/ determiner, pronoun, adjective
[Language: Old English; Origin: manig]

1. a large number of people or things Antonym : fewmore, most, much:
Many people have to use a car to travel to work.
I don’t have many friends.
She has lived in Spain for many years.
Do you get many visitors?
Some of the houses have bathrooms but many do not.
His third novel is regarded by many (=a lot of people) as his best.
many of
Many of our staff work part-time.
There are plenty of bars, many of them serving excellent food.
There are so many things we disagree about.
Not many (=only a few) people can afford my services.
You’ve been reading too many romantic novels (=more than you should).
One job loss is one too many (=one more than is acceptable, needed etc).
the many people/things etc
We should like to thank the many people who have written to us offering their support.
many hundreds/thousands/millions
military equipment worth many millions of dollars
a great many/a good many/very many (=a very large number)
Most of the young men went off to the war, and a great many never came back.
It all happened a good many years ago.

REGISTER
Many sounds formal in positive statements. In everyday English, people usually say a lot of.
A lot of people use a car to get to work.
There were a lot of people at the wedding.

2. how many used to ask or talk about how large a number or quantity is:
How many sisters do you have?
I didn’t know how many tickets to buy.

3. as many a number that is equal to another number:
They say the people of Los Angeles speak 12 languages and teach just as many in the schools.
as many (...) as
Grandfather claimed to have as many medals as the general.
There weren’t as many people at the meeting as we had hoped.
in as many days/weeks/games etc
A great trip! We visited five countries in as many days (=in five days).
twice/three times etc as many
The company now employs four times as many women as men.

4. as many as 50/1,000 etc used to emphasize how surprisingly large a number is:
As many as 10,000 civilians are thought to have fled the area.

5. many a something formal or old-fashioned a large number of people or things:
Many a parent has had to go through this same painful process.
I’ve sat here many a time (=often) and wondered what happened to her.

6. many’s the time/day etc (that/when) old-fashioned used to say that a particular thing has happened often:
Many’s the time we’ve had to borrow money in order to get through the month.

7. have had one too many informal to be drunk:
Don’t pay any attention to him – he’s had one too many.

8. many thanks written used especially in letters to thank someone for something
many thanks for
Many thanks for your letter of 17 March.

9. the many formal a very large group of people, especially the public in general:
This war is another example of the few sacrificing their lives for the many.
in as many words at word1


GRAMMAR
If you are talking about a type of person or thing in general rather than a specific group, do not use 'of' after many:
Many people (NOT Many of people) hate some aspects of their work.
Do not use 'and' after many and before an adjective:
We saw many interesting things (NOT many and interesting things).

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

many
pronoun
1.
BAD: One of the policemen started asking me many questions.
GOOD: One of the policemen started asking me a lot of questions.
BAD: We are given many tests.
GOOD: We are given a lot of tests.

Usage Note:
Many and much are used mainly in questions and negative sentences: 'Does he have many friends?' 'It appears that he doesn't have many friends.' In affirmative sentences, phrases such as a lot of and plenty of are used.
Note however that many and much are used in affirmative sentences after too, so, and as ('You ask too many questions.') and sometimes in formal styles ('Many accidents arise as a result of negligence').

2.
BAD: It's important to understand why there is so many violence in our world.
GOOD: It's important to understand why there is so much violence in our world.

Usage Note:
See note at MUCH 1 (much)

3.
BAD: I had never seen so many and bright stars in the sky.
GOOD: I had never seen so many bright stars in the sky.
BAD: There are not many and interesting Sunday newspapers.
GOOD: There are not many interesting Sunday newspapers.

Usage Note:
many + adjective + noun (WITHOUT and ): 'He is convinced that many serious accidents could be prevented.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

many
ˈmenɪ
See: good many or great many , in so many words , so many

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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