Pronunciation: (mā),[key] —auxiliary v., —pres. sing. 1st pers.may, —2ndmayor (Archaic) may•estor mayst, —3rdmay; —pres. pl.may; —pastmight. 1. (used to express possibility): It may rain. 2. (used to express opportunity or permission): You may enter. 3. (used to express contingency, esp. in clauses indicating condition, concession, purpose, result, etc.): I may be wrong but I think you would be wise to go. Times may change but human nature stays the same. 4. (used to express wish or prayer): May you live to an old age. 5. Archaic.(used to express ability or power.) Cf. might1 .
Pronunciation: (mā),[key] —n. 1. the fifth month of the year, containing 31 days.
2. the early part of one's life, esp. the prime: a young woman in her May. 3. the festivities of May Day.
4. (l.c.) Brit.the hawthorn.
5. a female given name.
—v.i. (l.c.) to gather flowers in the spring: when we were maying.
Pronunciation: (mā),[key] —n. Cape, a cape at the SE tip of New Jersey, on Delaware Bay.