May
May \May\, n. [Cf. Icel. m[ae]r, Goth. mawi; akin to E. maiden. [root]103.] A maiden. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • May — May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or springtime …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May — ist: ein Familienname, siehe May (Familienname) – dort auch zu Namensträgern eine Berner Patrizierfamilie, siehe May (Patrizierfamilie) ein US amerikanischer Film von Lucky McKee: May (Film) ein englischer weiblicher Vorname, siehe May (Vorname)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • May — /may/, n. 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. v.i. 6. (l.c.) to gather …   Universalium

  • May — puede referirse a: (348) May, asteroide. Brian May (1947 n.), músico británico. Brian May (1934 1997), compositor australiano de música de cine. Kenneth May (1915 1977), matemática estadounidense. Karl May (1842 1912), escritor alemán Ernst May… …   Wikipedia Español

  • May — (m[=a]), v. [imp. {Might} (m[imac]t)] [AS. pres. m[ae]g I am able, pret. meahte, mihte; akin to D. mogen, G. m[ o]gen, OHG. mugan, magan, Icel. mega, Goth. magan, Russ. moche. [root]103. Cf. {Dismay}, {Main} strength, {Might}. The old imp. mought …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May — n [U and C] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: mai, from Latin Maius, from Maia Roman goddess] the fifth month of the year, between April and June next/last May ▪ She started work here last May. in May ▪ The theatre opened in May. on May 6th …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • may — An expression of possibility, a permissive choice to act or not, as distinguished from shall, which is an imperative or often mandatory course of action. (See also: shall) Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Category: Working With a Lawyer… …   Law dictionary

  • May — May,   1) Angelica, Violoncellistin, * Reutlingen 17. 9. 1938; studierte u. a. bei L. Hoelscher und P. Casals und wurde 1975 Professor an der Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf; bildete mit dem Pianisten Leonard Hokanson (* 1931) ein Duo und mit… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • May — May: May   общепринятое сокращение (обозначение) имени ботаника, которое добавляется к научным (латинским) названиям некоторых таксонов ботанической (бинарной) номенклатуры и указывает на то, что автором этих наименований является… …   Википедия

  • May — [ meı ] noun count or uncount *** the fifth month of the year, between April and June: We re taking an early vacation in May. They were married on May 17th. I haven t seen them since last May …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • May — May, OK U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 33 Housing Units (2000): 27 Land area (2000): 0.179778 sq. miles (0.465622 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.179778 sq. miles (0.465622 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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