many Definition

  • 1a large number of people or things
  • 2a large amount of something
  • 3most of; nearly all

Using many: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "many" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Many people attended the concert.

  • Example

    I have many friends.

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    There are many reasons why I can't come.

  • Example

    Many of the students passed the exam.

  • Example

    How many books do you have?

many Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for many

Phrases with many

  • used to indicate that a number is surprisingly large


    As many as 50 people were injured in the accident.

  • many a

    used to refer to a large number of individual things or people


    Many a student has struggled with this concept.

  • one more than is acceptable or desirable


    He had one too many drinks and ended up getting into a fight.


Summary: many in Brief

The word 'many' [ˈmeni] refers to a large number or amount of people or things. It can be used as a determiner, pronoun, adjective, or adverb, and is often paired with 'of.' Examples include 'Many people attended the concert,' and 'Many of the students passed the exam.' 'Many' can also be used in phrases like 'as many as,' indicating a surprisingly large number, and 'one too many,' meaning one more than is acceptable or desirable.

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