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Definition of may:

  1. The fifth month of the year; the early part of life; hawthorn blossom.
  2. To be able; to be possible; to be free to; to be allowed. May- be perhaps; a possibility. May- hap perhaps.
  3. Togather flowers in may- blossom.
  4. Strength; force; power. With might and main, with the utmost strength.

May \may\

the fifth month
May as a girl's name is pronounced may. It is of English origin, and the meaning of May is "the fifth month". The month of May was named for Maia, the Roman earth goddess. Also a short form of the names Matthew and Mary. Also a Sanskrit word meaning "illusion". See also Mai. Actress Mae West; writer Maya Angelou; poet May Sarton.
Related names:
September, Annemae, Claramae, Ellamae.
Moya, Mayah, Miya, Miah, Mia, Mea, Mya, Maiya, Mo, Meya.
Mae, Maia, Maj, Mala, Maya, Maye, Mei, Maelee, Maelynn, Mayana, Mayleen, Maylene.

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Examples of usage for may:

  1. " They may have," I said. "The Ghost Pirates" , William Hope Hodgson.
  2. I may do that?" "The Devil's Garden" , W. B. Maxwell.
  3. May I ask about it?" "They Call Me Carpenter" , Upton Sinclair.

Quotes for may:

  1. Unfortunately, we are still in an age where individuals may be discriminated against because of health conditions. - Lois Capps
  2. And it seems to me in that experience may lie at least some of the clues for policy development perhaps constitutional changes as well that Labour will need to make at the national level too. - Patricia Hewitt
  3. One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top. - Bob Richards
  4. It behoves thee to love God wisely; and that may thou not do but if thou be wise. - Richard Rolle
  5. I may be no better, but at least I am different. - Jean Jacques Rousseau

Rhymes for may:

  1. aaa, attache, bouvier, bta, bua, cabaret, cabernet, cea, chevrolet, dak, disarray, disobey, ekk, faberge, fiance, intraday, ira, ita, jna, lyonnais, monterey, monterrey, overplay, overstay, perrier, piaget, underplay, underway, uva.
  2. abbe, allay, array, asay, astray, away, b-j, ballet, beauvais, belay, beret, betray, bombay, bouquet, buffet, cache, cafe, calais, carre, cathay, chalet, cliche, convey, crochet, croquet, da, decay, defray, delay, delray, dismay, display, dk, dossier, ek, essay, filet, fillet, ga, gervais, ha, halfway, hervey, hooray, hurray, jose, levey, mackay, macrae, manet, mccrea, mckay, mcveigh, millay, monet, moray, nikkei, nisei, o'shea, obey, oj, okay, olay, ole, orsay, parquet, passe, portray, prepay, puree, purvey, rene, renee, repay, replay, risque, saute, sergei, soiree, sorbet, souffle, survey, today, toupee, valet.
  3. ae, ay, bay, bey, blay, brae, bray, brey, ca, cay, che, clay, cray, dae, day, daye, de, dey, dray, drey, fay, faye, fe, fey, flay, fray, frey, gaye, gray, graye, grey, gway, hay, haye, hey, hwe, j, jae, jay, jaye, k, kay, kaye, khe, klay, lait, lay, lei, ley, mae, maye, mei, mey, nay, ne, neigh, nej, ney, pay, paye, pei, play, pray, prey, quai, quay, rae, ray, raye, re, rey, say, saye, se, shay, shea, slay, sleigh, spray, sta, stay, stray, sway, sze, tae, tay, they, tray, trey, vey, way, waye, wei, weigh, wey, whey, wray, wy, yay, yea.
  4. asea, cabriolet, ceta, communique, foia, hiaa, naivete, noaa.
  5. waga.

Idioms for may:

  1. may the best man/ person win!
  2. may/ might as well
  3. He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day
  4. Young men may die, but old men must die
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