Multitude meaning

mŭltĭ-to͝od, -tyo͝od
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A very great number.
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Multitude is defined as many.

An example of a multitude is a crowd of thousands gathered for a concert.

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The masses; the populace.

The concerns of the multitude.

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The quality or state of being numerous, or many.
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The masses.
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A great amount or number, often of people.
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The mass of ordinary people; the populous or the masses.
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A large number of persons or things, esp. when gathered together or considered as a unit; host, myriad, etc.
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Origin of multitude

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin multitūdō from multus many mel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman multitude, Middle French multitude, and their source, Latin multitūdō.

    From Wiktionary