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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
many
    adj 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";
           "a great many"; "many directions"; "take as many apples
           as you like"; "too many clouds to see"; "never saw so
           many people" [ant: few]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Many \Ma"ny\, n. [See Meine, Mansion.]
   A retinue of servants; a household. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Many \Ma"ny\, a. & pron.

   Note: [It has no variation to express degrees of comparison;
         more and most, which are used for the comparative and
         superlative degrees, are from a different root.] [OE.
         mani, moni, AS. manig, m[ae]nig, monig; akin to D.
         menig, OS. & OHG. manag, G. manch, Dan. mange, Sw.
         m[*a]nge, Goth. manags, OSlav. mnog', Russ. mnogii; cf.
         Icel. margr, Prov. E. mort. [root]103.]
   Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.
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         Thou shalt be a father of many nations.  --Gen. xvii.
                                                  4.
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         Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not
         many noble, are called.                  --1 Cor. i.
                                                  26.
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   Note: Many is freely prefixed to participles, forming
         compounds which need no special explanation; as,
         many-angled, many-celled, many-eyed, many-footed,
         many-handed, many-leaved, many-lettered, many-named,
         many-peopled, many-petaled, many-seeded, many-syllabled
         (polysyllabic), many-tongued, many-voiced, many-wived,
         and the like. In such usage it is equivalent to
         multi. Comparison is often expressed by many with as
         or so. "As many as were willing hearted . . . brought
         bracelets." --Exod. xxxv. 22. "So many laws argue so
         many sins." --Milton. Many stands with a singular
         substantive with a or an.
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   Many a, a large number taken distributively; each one of
      many. "For thy sake have I shed many a tear." --Shak.
      "Full many a gem of purest ray serene." --Gray.

   Many one, many a one; many persons. --Bk. of Com. Prayer.

   The many, the majority; -- opposed to the few. See
      Many, n.

   Too many, too numerous; hence, too powerful; as, they are
      too many for us. --L'Estrange.
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   Syn: Numerous; multiplied; frequent; manifold; various;
        divers; sundry.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Many \Ma"ny\, n. [AS. menigeo, menigo, menio, multitude; akin to
   G. menge, OHG. manag[imac], menig[imac], Goth. managei. See
   Many, a.]
   1. The populace; the common people; the majority of people,
      or of a community.
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            After him the rascal many ran.        --Spenser.
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   2. A large or considerable number.
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            A many of our bodies shall no doubt
            Find native graves.                   --Shak.
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            Seeing a great many in rich gowns.    --Addison.
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            It will be concluded by many that he lived like an
            honest man.                           --Fielding.
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   Note: In this sense, many is connected immediately with
         another substantive (without of) to show of what the
         many consists; as, a good many [of] people think so.
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               He is liable to a great many inconveniences.
                                                  --Tillotson.
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5. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Many, LA -- U.S. town in Louisiana
   Population (2000):    2889
   Housing Units (2000): 1272
   Land area (2000):     3.128774 sq. miles (8.103487 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    3.128774 sq. miles (8.103487 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            48470
   Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
   Location:             31.567769 N, 93.477721 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):     71449
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
   Headwords:
    Many, LA
    Many


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