the same number of
a finite but unspecified number of
having many colours
(of a function ) associating a single element of a range with more than one member of the domain
(of a relation ) holding between more than one ordered pair of elements with the same first member
the majority of humankind, esp ordinary people
People are men, women, and children. People is normally used as the plural of → person, instead of 'persons'.
having many sides, aspects, etc
You can use thing to refer to any object, feature, or event when you cannot, need not, or do not want to refer to it more precisely .
as many as:
You use as many as before a number to suggest that it is surprisingly large.
many a one:
having many colours
a good many:
a relatively large number (of persons or things)
a great many:
an extremely large number (of persons or things)
many a time:
An opportunity is a situation in which it is possible for you to do something that you want to do.
of many parts:
having many different abilities
of many words:
too many cooks:
said to mean that something may not be successful if too many people try to do it at the same time
in so many words:
If you say that someone has said something, but not in so many words, you mean that they said it or expressed it, but in a very indirect way.
many happy returns:
When it is someone's birthday, people sometimes say ' Many happy returns ' to them as a way of greeting them.
a moth of the species, Alucita hexadactyla
the study of logical systems in which the truth-values that a proposition may have are not restricted to two, representing only truth and falsity
so much/so many:
You use so much and so many when you are saying that there is a definite limit to something but you are not saying what this limit is.
have a few too many:
If you say that someone has had a few too many or has had a few, you mean that they have drunk too many alcoholic drinks.
a good many/a great many:
You use a good many or a great many to emphasize that you are referring to a large number of things or people.
be (one) too many for:
to defeat ; overwhelm
fallacy of many questions:
the rhetorical trick of asking a question that cannot be answered without admitting a presupposition that may be false, as have you stopped beating your wife?
an interpretation of quantum mechanics based on the idea that every possible event exists in its own world
of many (or few) words:
talkative (or not talkative)
of many years' standing:
You can use the expression of many years ' standing to say that something has had a particular function or someone has had a particular role for many years. For example, if a place is your home of ten years' standing, it has been your home for ten years.
in this respect/in many respects:
You use expressions like in this respect and in many respects to indicate that what you are saying applies to the feature you have just mentioned or to many features of something.
there is many a slip twixt cup and lip:
said to mean that a plan may easily go wrong before it is completed, and you can never be sure of what will happen
have many (or several, etc.) irons in the fire:
to have or be engaged in many (or several, etc.) activities, enterprises, or the like