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Denizione di  may - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale



Definizione monolingua may


may


Verb

- (third-person singular simple present may, present participle -, simple past might, past participle -)


  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To be strong; to have power (over). [8th-17th c.]
  2. (obsolete, auxiliary) To be able; can. [8th-17th c.]
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.3.6:
      But many times [...] we give way to passions we may resist and will not.
  3. (intransitive, poetic) To be able to go. [from 9th c.]
    • 1600, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream, III.3:
      O weary night, O long and tedious night, / Abate thy houres, shine comforts from the East, / That I may backe to Athens by day-light [...].
  4. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) To have permission to, be allowed. Used in granting permission and in questions to make polite requests. [from 9th c.]
    You may smoke outside.
    May I sit there?
  5. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) Expressing a present possibility; possibly. [from 13th c.]
    He may be lying.
    Schrödingers cat may or may not be in the box.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, BBC Sport:
      The result may not quite give the Wearsiders a sweet ending to what has been a sour week, following allegations of sexual assault and drug possession against defender Titus Bramble, but it does at least demonstrate that their spirit remains strong in the face of adversity.
  6. (subjunctive present, defective) Expressing a wish (with present subjunctive effect). [from 16th c.]
    May you win. May the weather be sunny.
    • 1974, Bob Dylan, Forever Young
      May God bless and keep you always
      May your wishes all come true
      May you always do for others
      And let others do for you
      May you build a ladder to the stars
      And climb on every rung
      May you stay forever young
Noun

may (plural mays)


  1. The hawthorn bush or its blossoms.
Adverb

may (using Raguileo Alphabet)


  1. yes


Definizione italiano>inglese may

potere
  have permission to
  subjunctive
  Aver il permesso di. Usato per dare un permesso e nelle domande nelle quali si fa una richiesta in modo gentile.
  To have permission to. Used in granting permission and in questions to make polite requests.
biancospino
  the hawthorn bush or its blossom
forse
  possibly, but not certainly
può essere che
  possibly, but not certainly
biancospini
fiore di biancospino
lazzeruolo
maggio
pruni agazzini
può
spini bianchi

Altri significati:


Traduzione 'veloce'


potere |biancospino |forse |può essere che |biancospini |fiore di biancospino |lazzeruolo |maggio |pruni agazzini |può |spini bianchi |


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