man•yPronunciation: (men'ē), [key]
—adj., more, most,
constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people.
noting each one of a large number (usually fol. by a
): For many a day it rained.
a large or considerable number of persons or things: A good many of the beggars were blind.
2. the many,
the greater part of humankind.
many persons or things: Many of the beggars were blind. Many were unable to attend.
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