Definition of how many in English:

how many

phrase

  • What number.

    ‘how many books did you sell?’
    • ‘On Unix systems, there is a limit set in the kernel on how many open file descriptors are allowed on the system.’
    • ‘Among other things, it can be used to find how many days old you are and the weekday you were born.’
    • ‘How many people have your name?’
    • ‘It's the strength and size of a drink that determines how many units it has.’
    • ‘We would like to know how many calls does it take to evaluate the n th Fibonacci number if we follow the given recurrence.’