may is the dictionary form of might Definition of may
1. [ verb ] get to or be allowed to do something
Synonyms: get can

"May I go to the movies tonight?" "Can I have some ice cream?" "We got to play video games all day long"

Related terms: must_not get calculate
2. [ noun ] the month following April and preceding June
Related terms: Gregorian_calendar_month spring Gregorian_calendar May_Day mid-May Memorial_Day Armed_Forces_Day Commonwealth_Day Mother's_Day
3. [ verb ] expresses permission
Synonyms: might can

"You may leave now" "Can I have another piece of cake?"

4. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 472
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 264
6. [ noun ] (botany) 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
Synonyms: English_hawthorn Crataegus_laevigata Crataegus_oxycantha whitethorn
Related terms: haw Crataegus
Similar spelling:   mighty