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may  

EN[meɪ] [-eɪ]
US
Fmai WMai
  • Mai est le cinquième mois des calendriers grégorien et julien. À l’origine, c’était le troisième mois du calendrier romain.
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    Definition of may in English Dictionary

  • NomPLmays
    1. The hawthorn bush or its blossoms.
    2. VerbeSGmaysPR-PRmayingPT, PPmayedPTmightPP-
      1. OBS VI To be strong; to have power (over).
        1. OBS VA To be able; can.
          1. VI (poetic) To be able to go.
            1. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) To have permission to, be allowed. Used in granting permission and in questions to make polite requests.
              1. you may smoke outside;  may I sit there? ‎
            2. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) Expressing a present possibility; possibly.
              1. he may be lying;  Schrödinger's cat may or may not be in the box
            3. (subjunctive present, defective) Expressing a wish (with present subjunctive effect).
              1. may you win;  may the weather be sunny
            4. Used in modesty, courtesy, or concession, or to soften a question or remark.
              1. To gather may.
              2. Plus d'exemples
                1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                  • Keep in mind that he does not hear too well anymore, so you may have to speak more loudly.
                  • or out of these chaoses order may be made, out of this ferment a clear wine of life. There are chaoses that have gone too far for retrieval
                  • Indeed, the “very cleverness and spreadingness of murder” may have gathered her father within its compass [ … ] .
                2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                  • Might this then be a bellwether tale about the rumored dire effects of overabsorption in new media?
                  • May the divine Savitri, the well-handed, well-fingered, and well-armed, clear thee by his might!'
                  • May the souls of the recently departed rest in peace.
                3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
                  • Since that upheaval Wales have won just once in seven games, beating Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup last May.
                  • This year, I'll be going to Stratford on holiday. I heard it's lovely in May.
                  • There's a storm coming, so I grit my teeth and start rowing with all my might.
              • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
                1. Noms
                  • Noms Dénombrable
                  • Verbes
                    • Verbes auxiliaires
                      • Verbes modaux
                      • Verbes défectueux
                        • Verbes intransitifs
                          • Verbes par type d'inflexion
                            • Verbes irréguliers
                              • Verbes défectueux
                        Liens Connexes:
                        1. en maybe
                        2. en mayor
                        3. en mayn't
                        4. fr maya
                        5. fr mayonnaise
                        Source: Wiktionnaire

                        Meaning of may for the defined word.

                        Grammaticalement, ce mot "may" est un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable. C'est aussi un verbe, plus spécifiquement, un verbes auxiliaire, un verbes défectueux, un verbes intransitif et un verbes par type d'inflexion.
                        Difficulté: Niveau 1
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                        Définition: Niveau 9
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