An indefinite large number of.
“many people enjoy playing chess;”
“there are many different ways to cook a meal”
A collective mass of people.
“Democracy must balance the rights of the few against the will of the many”
“A great many do not understand this.”
An indefinite large number of people or things.
“Many are called, but few are chosen.”
A multitude; a great aggregate; a mass of people; the generality; the common herd.
A considerable number.
More than one (followed by plural).
“My Swiss Army knife has multiple blades.”
Having more than one element, part, component, or function, having more than one instance, occurring more than once, usually contrary to expectations (can be followed by a singular).
“Some states do explicitly prohibit multiple citizenship.”
“It was a multiple pregnancy: the woman had triplets.”
“Multiple registrations are an increasing problem for many social networking sites.”
A whole number that can be divided by another whole number with no remainder.
One of a set of the same thing; a duplicate.
A single individual who has multiple personalities.
One of a set of siblings produced by a multiple birth.
A chain store.