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 . It appeared in practically all proverb collections from 1546 on. For the converse, see too many cooks spoil the broth
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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
[men-ee-wuhn; usually read as men-ee-tuh-wuhn] /ˈmɛn iˈwʌn; usually read as ˈmɛn i təˈwʌn/ adjective, Logic, Mathematics. 1. (of a relation) having the property that each element is assigned to one element only but that many elements may be assigned to the same element. adjective 1. (maths, logic) (of a function) associating a single element of […]
/ˈmɛnɪˌplaɪz/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) another name for psalterium
[men-ee-sahy-did] /ˈmɛn iˈsaɪ dɪd/ adjective 1. having many sides. 2. having many aspects: a many-sided question. 3. having many interests, qualities, accomplishments, etc.; versatile: The typical person of the Renaissance was many-sided. adjective 1. having many sides, aspects, etc: a many-sided personality