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.
Separate, distinct; particular. 15th-19th century
A number of different; various. (Now merged into later senses, below) from 16th century
Consisting of a number more than two but not very many; diverse. from 17th century
By itself; severally.
An area of land in private ownership (as opposed to common land).
Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual. en
An enclosed or separate place; enclosure. en
A woman’s loose outer garment, capable of being worn as a shawl, or in other forms.