Definition of a good (or great) many in English:

a good (or great) many

phrase

  • A large number.

    ‘a good many of us’
    • ‘Some people may indeed be educated but a great many more will be excited while others will be frightened and disturbed.’
    • ‘With his encouragement and praise, a great many of his friends and family learned to water-ski.’
    • ‘While she was never married and had no children of her own, she mothered a great many.’
    • ‘He may feel that they have suffered great injustice, which a great many of them have.’
    • ‘So strong is the state of mind that a great many of the acts of bias, perhaps the majority of them, are quite unconscious.’
    • ‘The problem is that while there are a great many of them, they simply don't spend money like young people do.’
    • ‘Johnson then went on to echo the thoughts of a great many at the time, even if their celebrations have proven a tad premature.’
    • ‘Of course, a great many of today's top entertainment types started out in street theatre.’
    • ‘I am sure that a great many of Wiltshire's citizens would be interested to hear if any positive action is to be taken.’
    • ‘It was completely inadequate and I'm going to make a great many more of them.’