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English definition of “may”

may

modal verb (WISH)    /meɪ/ formal
used to introduce a wish or a hope : May you have a long and fruitful marriage .Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness Grammar:Can, could or may: typical errorsGrammar:MayGrammar:May: formsGrammar:May: uses
(Definition of may modal verb (WISH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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