Definition of May:

  1. Expressing a wish or hope.

  2. In its legal sense, may commonly means permitted to. But when employed in interpreting the legislative intent of a statute, it is often taken to mean shall or must..

  3. Expressing permission.

  4. Expressing possibility.

Origin of word May

Late Old English, from Old French mai, from Latin Maius (mensis) ‘(month) of the goddess Maia’.

How to use May in a sentence?

  1. May she rest in peace.
  2. May I ask a few questions?.
  3. That may be true.

Meaning of May & May Definition