a unit of measurement, especially in accountancy, based on a standard number of man-days in a year of work.
[men-ee-fohld] /ˈmɛn iˈfoʊld/ adverb 1. by times; by multiples: The state’s highway expenses have increased manyfold in the past decade.
- Many happy returns
Also, many happy returns of the day. Happy birthday and many more of them, as in I came by to wish you many happy returns. This expression was first recorded in a letter of 1779 where the writer meant “Happy New Year,” but the present meaning has persisted since the second half of the 1800s.
- Many hands make light work
Large tasks become small when divided among several people. More helpers make a task easier, as in We need a few more volunteers to move the furniture—many hands make light work, you know . This proverb was first recorded in English in the early 1300s in a knightly romance known as Sir Bevis of Hampton […]
- Many is the
There are a great number of, as in Many is the time I’ve told her to be careful , or Many is the child who’s been warned against strangers . This phrase, always used at the beginning of a sentence and with a singular noun, was first recorded in 1297. Also see many a