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may 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb (modal)
/mā/,
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Expressing possibility,
  1. Expressing possibility
    • - that may be true
    • - he may well win
  2. Used when admitting that something is so before making another, more important point
    • - they may have been old-fashioned, but they were excellent teachers
  3. Expressing permission
    • - you may use a sling if you wish
    • - may I ask a few questions?
  4. Expressing a wish or hope
    • - may she rest in peace
Noun
  1. The hawthorn or its blossom


  1. the month following April and preceding June
  2. whitethorn: thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America
  3. (mays) United States baseball player (born in 1931)
  4. May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.
  5. "May" is the twenty-eighth single by B'z, released on May 24, 2000. This song is one of B'z many number-one singles in Oricon chart.
  6. Crataegus, , commonly called hawthorn or thornapple , is a large genus of shrubs and trees in the rose family, Rosaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia and North America. It is the state flower of Missouri. ...
  7. May is a 2002 horror film. It stars Angela Bettis, Anna Faris, and Jeremy Sisto, and was written and directed by Lucky McKee.
  8. This is an index of characters from the Guilty Gear fighting game series.
  9. May (dates unknown) was an English professional cricketer who made 4 known appearances in major cricket matches from 1797 to 1798.
  10. The hawthorn bush or its blossoms; To be strong; to have power (over). [8th-17th c.]; To be able; can. [8th-17th c.]; To be able to go. [from 9th c.]; To have permission to, be allowed. Used in granting permission and in questions to make polite requests. [from 9th c. ...
  11. (Mays) The Bumps races at the end of the Easter Term, in May Week. The races were in May till 1882, when the examination timetable was changed.
  12. To dream of the month of May, denotes prosperous times, and pleasure for the young. To dream that nature appears freakish, denotes sudden sorrow and disappointment clouding pleasure.
  13. gives permission to perform a particular action, it should not be used to express a possibility, where you should use 'can' or 'might'. Example: you may choose which route you use to get from A to B but this route should be chosen to enable the shortest travel time.
  14. The third month of the Roman calendar. The name probably comes from Maiesta, the Roman goddess of honor and reverence.
  15. The word "may" when it refers to an implementation or product suggests optional or undefined behaviour. (Users would be well advised not to depend on optional or undefined behaviour). ...
  16. Mean monthly discharge in m^3 s^-1 for the month of May
  17. "Fan bearer on the King's [Akhenaten's] Right Hand" Links: Royalty.
  18. A document or user interface is conforming whether this statement applies or not.
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  20. A requirement that the product can choose to implement if desired. Can also indicate a choice among acceptable alternatives (e.g., ``The program MAY do x, y, or z.'' indicates that the choice of behavior x, y, or z is up to the designer.)
  21. A permissive condition; where the word "may" is used, the requirement, standard or condition is optional.
  22. Doherty was arrested on suspicion of possession of crack cocaine and cannabis. He was released on bail on the following day and was later charged with four counts of drug possession and with driving a car without insurance or tax.
  23. An option. You or your mover may do something, but it is not a requirement.
  24. 2010- Northeast PA Rabbit Breeders Association - Best of Breed - Open Show - Buttons - Broken Junior Doe - & - Best Opposite - Specialty Show - Buttons - Broken Junior Doe
  25. Science Media Centre - Hard questions for PM on NZ water purity