part of speech: adjective

inflections: more, most

definition: a large number of.

  • At the animal shelter, there were many kittens that needed homes.

synonyms: numerous, various

antonyms: few

part of speech: noun

definition: a large number of persons or things.

  • Many in the group could not go on the trip because they became ill.

synonyms: lots, mass, plenty

part of speech: pronoun

definition: a great number of people or things.

  • Although the firefighters worked hard to save the animals, many died.

antonyms: few

many or much?

Many is used with words for things that we can count. Much is used with words for things that we cannot count.
Compare:
Do you have many things to do today?
Do you have much work to do today?
I didn’t eat many cookies.
I didn’t eat much cake.

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