(noun, adjective, pronoun, determiner)


1. a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number

- many temptations

- the temptations are many

- a good many

Similar word(s): galore, legion, numerous, some, umpteen, umteen, more, some


1. An indefinite large number of.

- many people enjoy playing chess;  there are many different ways to cook a meal


1. A multitude; a great aggregate; a mass of people; the generality; the common herd.

2. A considerable number.


1. A collective mass of people.

- Democracy must balance the rights of the few against the will of the many

- A great many do not understand this.

2. An indefinite large number of people or things.

- Many are called, but few are chosen.