Meaning of MANY in English

MANY

I. adjective (more; most) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English manig; akin to Old High German manag ~, Old Church Slavic mŭnogŭ much Date: before 12th century consisting of or amounting to a large but indefinite number , being one of a large but indefinite number , II. pronoun Usage: plural in construction Date: before 12th century a large number of persons or things , III. noun Usage: plural in construction Date: 12th century a large but indefinite number , the great majority of people

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