Associations to the word «May»
MAY, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To be strong; to have power (over). [8th-17th c.]
MAY, verb. (obsolete) (auxiliary) To be able; can. [8th-17th c.]
MAY, verb. (intransitive) (poetic) To be able to go. [from 9th c.]
MAY, verb. (modal auxiliary verb) (defective) To have permission to, be allowed. Used in granting permission and in questions to make polite requests. [from 9th c.]
MAY, verb. (modal auxiliary verb) (defective) Expressing a present possibility; possibly. [from 13th c.]
MAY, verb. (subjunctive present) (defective) Expressing a wish (with present subjunctive effect). [from 16th c.]
MAY, verb. Used in modesty, courtesy, or concession, or to soften a question or remark.
MAY, noun. The hawthorn bush or its blossoms.
MAY, verb. To gather may.
MAY, proper noun. The fifth month of the Gregorian calendar, following April and preceding June.
MAY, proper noun. The hawthorn or its blossoms (as it blooms in May)
MAY, proper noun. A female given name, pet name for Mary and Margaret, reinforced by the month and plant meaning.
MAY, proper noun. A surname.
MAY 35TH, noun. The fourth of June, the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, known in China as the June Fourth Incident.
MAY 7TH, noun. Used attributively to designate various institutions in the People's Republic of China which combine education with manual labour with a view to helping people understand life as a peasant. [from 20th c.]
MAY APPLE, noun. A fruit-bearing flowering plant with poisonous roots, native to eastern North America, taxonomic name Podophyllum peltatum.
MAY APPLE, noun. The fruit of the plant Podophyllum peltatum
MAY APPLES, noun. Plural of May apple
MAY BE, adverb. Misspelling of maybe.
MAY BLOSSOM, noun. A species of flower-bearing hawthorn with edible berries, Crataegus monogyna.
MAY BUG, noun. Cockchafer
MAY DAY, noun. The first day of May, the traditional day for pagan fertility rites.
MAY DAY, noun. The first day of May, a spring festival, a celebration of the beginning of the spring.
MAY DAY, noun. The first day of May, a world-wide workers' holiday.
MAY DAY SWEEP, noun. Alternative form of May-day sweep
MAY DAY SWEEPS, noun. Plural of May Day sweep
MAY DAYS, noun. Plural of May Day
MAY GAME, noun. (now chiefly historical) An entertainment held as part of the spring celebrations in May, especially on May Day. [from 16th c.]
MAY GAME, noun. (now regional) An object of ridicule; a laughingstock. [from 16th c.]
MAY GAMES, noun. Plural of May game
MAY QUEEN, noun. A girl chosen to walk at the front of the May Day procession and to preside over the celebrations.
MAY QUEEN, noun. Alternative form of May Queen
MAY WELL, verb. May indeed.
MAY WINE, noun. A German beverage, traditionally served on the May Day holiday, made with white wine and woodruff.
MAY WINES, noun. Plural of May wine
MAY, noun. The month following April and preceding June.
MAY, noun. 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.
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