good many

[good many] or [great many] {n.} or {adj.} A large number (of);very many. Used with "a".

We found some fall flowers, but the frosthad already killed a good many.

A great many of the houses wereknocked down by the earthquake.

Tom has a good many friends atschool.

Mary has a great many ideas for interesting programs.

Syn.: QUITE A FEW. Compare: A LOT, ANY NUMBER, GOOD DEAL. Contrast: AFEW.