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may  

EN[meɪ]
US
Fmai WMai
  • Mai est le cinquième mois des calendriers grégorien et julien.
may
  • 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
                  • This may be called milieu control. The Chinese Communist prison is probably the most thoroughly controlled and manipulated group environment that has ever existed.
                  • A strong undertow may sweep a returning swimmer off their feet but it does not carry them far from the shore.
                  • Actually, competition may cause a shift in niche partitioning of plant resources (i.e., flower vs. leaf), which consequently affects the extraguild prey consumption.
                2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                  • May the divine Savitri, the well-handed, well-fingered, and well-armed, clear thee by his might!'
                  • Might this then be a bellwether tale about the rumored dire effects of overabsorption in new media?
                  • May the souls of the recently departed rest in peace.
                3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
                  • Now (sayd the Lady) draweth toward night, And well I wote, that of your later fight Ye all forwearied be: for what so strong, 285 But wanting rest will also want of might?
                  • 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.

              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.
              • 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
                        Difficulté: Niveau 1
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                        Facile     ➨     Difficile
                        Définition: Niveau 9
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                        Précis    ➨     Polyvalent
                        Liens Connexes:
                        1. en maybe
                        2. en mayor
                        3. en mayn't
                        4. fr maya
                        5. en mayonnaise
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