一對多; 一對多( 的 )
Ma·ny n. A retinue of servants; a household. [Obs.]
Ma·ny, a. & pron.
Note: [It has no variation to express degrees of comparison; more and most, which are used for the comparative and superlative degrees, are from a different root.] Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.
Thou shalt be a father of many nations. --Gen. xvii. 4.
Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. --1 Cor. i. 26.
Note: ☞ Many is freely prefixed to participles, forming compounds which need no special explanation; as, many-angled, many-celled, many-eyed, many-footed, many-handed, many-leaved, many-lettered, many-named, many-peopled, many-petaled, many-seeded, many-syllabled (polysyllabic), many-tongued, many-voiced, many-wived, and the like. In such usage it is equivalent to multi.
Comparison is often expressed by many with as or so. “As many as were willing hearted . . . brought bracelets.” --Exod. xxxv. 22. “So many laws argue so many sins.” --Milton.
Many stands with a singular substantive with a or an.
Many a, a large number taken distributively; each one of many. “For thy sake have I shed many a tear.” --Shak. “Full many a gem of purest ray serene.” --Gray.
Many one, many a one; many persons. --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
The many, the majority; -- opposed to the few. See Many, n.
Too many, too numerous; hence, too powerful; as, they are too many for us.
Syn: -- Numerous; multiplied; frequent; manifold; various; divers; sundry.
1. The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.
After him the rascal many ran. --Spenser.
2. A large or considerable number.
A many of our bodies shall no doubt
Find native graves. --Shak.
Seeing a great many in rich gowns. --Addison.
It will be concluded by many that he lived like an honest man. --Fielding.
Note: ☞ In this sense, many is connected immediately with another substantive (without of) to show of what the many consists; as, a good many [of] people think so.
He is liable to a great many inconveniences. --Tillotson.
adj : a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often
preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting
to a large but indefinite number; "many temptations";
"the temptations are many"; "a good many"; "a great
many"; "many directions"; "take as many apples as you
like"; "too many clouds to see"; "never saw so many
people" [ant: few]