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many

  
1       det   You use many to indicate that you are talking about a large number of people or things.  
DET pl-n, oft with brd-neg     (Antonym: few)    I don't think many people would argue with that..., Not many films are made in Finland..., Many holidaymakers had avoided the worst of the delays by consulting tourist offices..., Acting is definitely a young person's profession in many ways.     
      Many is also a pronoun., pron     (Antonym: few, some)    We stood up, thinking through the possibilities. There weren't many.     
      Many is also a quantifier., quant   QUANT of def-pl-n  
So, once we have cohabited, why do many of us feel the need to get married?..., It seems there are not very many of them left in the sea...     
      Many is also an adjective., adj   det ADJ, v-link ADJ  
Among his many hobbies was the breeding of fine horses..., The possibilities are many.     
2       adv   You use many in expressions such as `not many', `not very many', and `too many' when replying to questions about numbers of things or people.  
ADV as reply  
`How many of the songs that dealt with this theme became hit songs?'<emdash10001`Not very many.'..., How many years is it since we've seen each other? Too many, anyway.     
3       predet   You use many followed by `a' and a noun to emphasize that there are a lot of people or things involved in something.,   (emphasis)    Many a mother tries to act out her unrealized dreams through her daughter...     
4       det   You use many after `how' to ask questions about numbers or quantities. You use many after `how' in reported clauses to talk about numbers or quantities.  
how DET pl-n  
How many years have you been here?..., No-one knows how many people have been killed since the war began.     
      Many is also a pronoun., pron   how PRON  
How many do you smoke a day?     
5       det   You use many with `as' when you are comparing numbers of things or people.  
as DET pl-n, usu as DET pl-n as cl/group  
I've always entered as many photo competitions as I can..., We produced ten times as many tractors as the United States.     
      Many is also a pronoun., pron   as PRON  
Let the child try on as many as she likes.     
6       pron   You use many to mean `many people'.  
Iris Murdoch was regarded by many as a supremely good and serious writer.     
7       n-sing   The many means a large group of people, especially the ordinary people in society, considered as separate from a particular small group.  
the N  
The printing press gave power to a few to change the world for the many...     
8    You use as many as before a number to suggest that it is surprisingly large.  
as many as      phrase   PHR num     (emphasis)    As many as four and a half million people watched today's parade.     
9    You use a good many or a great many to emphasize that you are referring to a large number of things or people.  
a good many/a great many      phrase   PHR pl-n     (emphasis)    We've both had a good many beers..., For a great many men and women, romance can be a most important part of marriage.     
10   
    many happy returns  
    return  
    in so many words  
    word  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
a player who asks too many funny questions that can be related as being stupid
Origin of the word is a "newbie" that can be shortened as a Newb
adj.
Term used to describe low grade marijuana. This type of marijuana is usually brown, seedy, dry. The term is also used by many pot heads to describe anything that is low grade.
n.
One place to find many different unique antiques, collectibles, and novelty items
n.
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
n.
a field of study searching for ways to prevent global warming by deliberately changing Earth's natural system
adv.
on my way
acronym, sms language
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
v.
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
n.
a usual and accepted way of behaving or doing something しきたり、因習、慣習
Example: Every New Year, the Japanese eat buckwheat noodles, which are called “buckwheat noodles eaten on New Year’s Eve”. Other forms of the word: conventional (adjective), convent (noun)
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
n.
way of traveling in which you go from one apartment to another usually sleeping on a couch, and either at friends, acquaintances or through a web site
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
o.
Cyber Legacy Locker is the safe and secure way to pass encrypted access key of online accounts to authorized assignee.
[Leg.];[Tech.] passing access key of online account to friends or love ones
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
exp.
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
idiom
exp.
a humorous way of saying that something is not needed at all
[Hum.];[Iron.]
n.
SEO solution in such a way that the search engines will crawl your website and ranked it well on the top position. SEO is the process of improving the search and quality of visitors to your website for targeted keywords.

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