Meaning of many

man•y

Pronunciation: (men'ē), [key]
— adj., n., pron. more, most,
—adj.
  1. constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people.
  2. noting each one of a large number (usually fol. by a or an): For many a day it rained.
—n.
  1. a large or considerable number of persons or things: A good many of the beggars were blind.
  2. the greater part of humankind.
—pron.
  1. many persons or things: Many of the beggars were blind. Many were unable to attend.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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