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Meaning of MULTITUDE

Pronunciation:  'multu`tood

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"
  2. [n]  a large gathering of people
  3. [n]  a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"

MULTITUDE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: battalion, concourse, hoi polloi, large number, mass, masses, pack, people, throng
 See Also: assemblage, audience, followers, following, gathering, group, grouping, herd, hive, horde, host, laity, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, legion, ruck, temporalty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mul"ti*tude\, n. [F. multitude, L. multitudo,
multitudinis, fr. multus much, many; of unknown origin.]
1. A great number of persons collected together; a numerous
   collection of persons; a crowd; an assembly.

         But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with
         compassion on them.                   --Matt. ix.

2. A great number of persons or things, regarded
   collectively; as, the book will be read by a multitude of
   people; the multitude of stars; a multitude of cares.

         It is a fault in a multitude of preachers, that they
         uttery neglect method in their harangues. --I.

         A multitude of flowers As countless as the stars on
         high.                                 --Longfellow.

3. The state of being many; numerousness.

         They came as grasshoppers for multitude. --Judg. vi.

{The multitude}, the populace; the mass of men.

Syn: Throng; crowd; assembly; assemblage; commonalty; swarm;
     populace; vulgar. See {Throng}.

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