Meaning of may

may

Pronunciation: (mā), [key]
— pres. sing. 1st pers. 2nd 3rd pres. pl. past may, may may•est mayst, may may might.
  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. (used to express ability or power.) Cf..

may

Pronunciation: (mā), [key]
— n. Archaic.
  1. a maiden.

May

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.)the hawthorn.
  5. a female given name.
—v.i.
  1. (l.c.) to gather flowers in the spring: when we were maying.

May

Pronunciation: (mā), [key]
— n.
  1. a cape at the SE tip of New Jersey, on Delaware Bay.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also:
  • may (Thesaurus)