many, adj. 1. multitudinous, myriad, sundry, divers, several; various, manifold, multifarious; innumerable, countless, numerous, numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore, numerous as the stars in the Milky Way; multifold, multiple, multiplied, Inf. umpteen; abundant, profuse, teeming, prevalent, plentiful, copious; great, considerable, large.
-n. 2. lots, a lot, Sl. scads, Sl. a scad, piles, a pile, Inf. heaps, Inf. a heap; bags of, Inf gobs of, bags, barrels, tons, a bunch, a bushel and a peck; mass, shipload, passel; array, aggregation, assemblage, accumulation, amassment, assortment; myriad, legion, army, host; crowd, throng, multitude, horde, Inf. scillions, Inf. zillions, a thousand and one, scores, numbers, a number; multiplicity, multitudinousness, plenty, abundance, profusion, galaxy, Milky Way; school, shoal, bevy, covey, hive, flock, swarm, brood, drove; endless stream, river, torrent, flood, ocean, sea, world. many-colored, adj. multicolored, polychrome, polychromatic, many-hued, variegated, rainbowlike, rain-bowy; iridescent, irisated, opalescent; versicolor, particolored, kaleidoscopic; spectral, prismatic; gawdy, flashy, garish; like the aurora borealis; piebald, skewbald, pied, dappled; motley, harlequin, plaid, spotted, flecked, checkered, mosaic. many-sided, adj. 1. multilateral, trilateral, quadrilateral, triquetrous, polyhedral, tetrahedral, tetragonal.
2. multifaceted, hydraheaded, complex, compound; intricate, involved, difficult.
3. versatile, well-rounded, all-around, all-round; protean, changeable, adaptable; handy, talented, able, capable, deft, dexterous, gifted; Renaissance, cultured, interested, broad-minded; curious, deep, profound. map, n. 1. chart, plan, U.S. plat, graph, carto-gram, Rand-McNally; table, outline, diagram, plot; road map, relief map, topographical map; projection, grid; guide, street guide; atlas, gazetteer.
2. representation, description, designation; reproduction, mirror; delineation, design.
-v. 3. chart, delineate, represent; outline, trace, diagram, picture, depict.
4. map out, plot, plan, project, prepare; chalk out, sketch, draw up, lay out, lay down, set out, prognosticate, predetermine; devise, scheme, contrive; organize, arrange.
mar, v. 1. impair, spoil, wreck, ruin; vitiate, de base, degrade, subvert, corrupt, pervert, adulterate, contaminate; sully, stain, taint, infect; blight, pollute, Inf. foul up, befoul, dirty; scathe, crack, break, Inf. bust, smash; despoil, devastate.
2. injure, harm, hurt, damage; disfigure, deface, scar, blemish; deform, distort, warp; cripple, lame, mangle, mutilate, wound. maraud, v. 1. pirate, freeboot, buccaneer, privateer, filibuster; seize, capture, steal, thieve, carry off, rape.
2. plunder, despoil, Archaic, spoil, spoliate, pillage; ravage, harry, devastate, depredate; ransack, sack, loot, gut, fleece, strip, rifle; raid, foray, forage, prey on or upon; lay waste, desolate, wreak havoc upon. marauder, n. 1. pirate, rover, viking, corsair, buccaneer, privateer, freebooter, rapparee, (in the Scottish Highlands) cateran.
2. pillager, plunderer, despoiler; ransacker, sacker, depredator, rifler, looter, forager, raider; ravager, destroyer.
3. kidnapper, abductor, rustler; hijacker, skyjacker, air or sky pirate.
4. robber, burglar, thief, stealer, Inf. crook, housebreaker; highwayman, footpad, Sl. yegg or yeggman, bandit, Sp. bandolero, Southwest U.S. ladrone, Australian. bushranger, brigand, picaroon, outlaw, des-
My Account / Test History
If we begin a sentence with here or there, we put the whole verb before the subject, if this is a noun.
- Here comes Mrs Foster (not I here Mrs Foster comes)
There goes your brother.
- Here she comes There he goes
This structure is possible with some other short adverbs like down, up.
So I stopped the car, and up walked a policeman.
In descriptive writing and story-telling, other adverbs of place can come at the beginning of a clause, followed by verb + subject.
- Under a tree was sitting the biggest man I have ever seen.
On the bed lay a beautiful young girl.
In books, the subject often comes after verbs like said, asked in reporting direct speech.
- What do you mean ?' asked Henry
If the subject is a pronoun, it comes before the verb.
'What do you mean?' he asked