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the fifth month of the year, containing 31 days.
the early part of one’s life, especially the prime:
a young woman in her May.
the festivities of May Day.
(lowercase) British. the hawthorn.
a female given name.
Cape, a cape at the SE tip of New Jersey, on Delaware Bay.
(lowercase) to gather flowers in the spring:
when we were maying.
verb (past) might takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive used as an auxiliary
to indicate that permission is requested by or granted to someone: he may go to the park tomorrow if he behaves himself
(often foll by well) to indicate possibility: the rope may break, he may well be a spy
to indicate ability or capacity, esp in questions: may I help you?
to express a strong wish: long may she reign
to indicate result or purpose: used only in clauses introduced by that or so that: he writes so that the average reader may understand
another word for might1
to express courtesy in a question: whose child may this little girl be?
be that as it may, in spite of that: a sentence connector conceding the possible truth of a previous statement and introducing an adversative clause: be that as it may, I still think he should come
come what may, whatever happens
(foll by a clause introduced by but) that’s as may be, that may be so
an archaic word for maiden
Also may tree a Brit name for hawthorn
short for may blossom
the fifth month of the year, consisting of 31 days
Robert McCredie, Baron. born 1936, Australian biologist and ecologist

be that as it may
come what may
let the chips fall where they may
to whom it may concern


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