Pronunciation: (mā), [key]
auxiliary v.,
pres. sing. 1st pers. may,
2nd mayor (Archaic) may•estor mayst,
3rd may;
pres. pl. may;
past might.

1. (used to express possibility): It may rain.
2. (used to express opportunity or permission): You may enter.
3. (used to express contingency, esp. in clauses indicating condition, concession, purpose, result, etc.): I may be wrong but I think you would be wise to go. Times may change but human nature stays the same.
4. (used to express wish or prayer): May you live to an old age.
5. Archaic.(used to express ability or power.) Cf. might1 .


Pronunciation: (mā), [key]
n. Archaic.
a maiden.


Pronunciation: (mā), [key]
1. the fifth month of the year, containing 31 days.
2. the early part of one's life, esp. the prime: a young woman in her May.
3. the festivities of May Day.
4. (l.c.) Brit.the hawthorn.
5. a female given name.

(l.c.) to gather flowers in the spring: when we were maying.


Pronunciation: (mā), [key]
Cape, a cape at the SE tip of New Jersey, on Delaware Bay.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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