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mul·ti·tude

 (mŭl′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1. A very great number.
2. The masses; the populace: the concerns of the multitude.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin multitūdō, from multus, many; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: multitude, army, host2, legion
These nouns denote a large number of people or things that have some attribute in common or that operate together as a larger unit: a multitude of stars in the sky; an army of ants; a host of problems; a legion of complaints.

multitude

(ˈmʌltɪˌtjuːd)
n
1. a large gathering of people
2. (Sociology) the multitude the common people
3. a large number
4. the state or quality of being numerous
[C14: via Old French from Latin multitūdō]

mul•ti•tude

(ˈmʌl tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. a great number; host.
2. a great number of people gathered together; crowd; throng.
3. the state or character of being many; numerousness.
4. populace; masses.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin multitūdō. See multi-, -tude]
syn: See crowd.

Multitude

 a great number; a host of persons or things. See also army.
Examples: multitude of actions, 1651; of barnacles, 1875; of cares; of favours, 1586; of mercy, 1450; of misery, 1777; of money, 1529; of peace, 1560; of people, 1470; of questions, 1773; of riches, 1325; of serpents, 1375; of sins; of stars; of waters, 1604; of words, 1683.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.multitude - a large indefinite numbermultitude - a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
2.multitude - a large gathering of peoplemultitude - a large gathering of people    
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
hive - a teeming multitude
horde, host, legion - a vast multitude
ruck, herd - a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd"
3.multitude - the common people generallymultitude - the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
laity, temporalty - in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
audience - the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment; "every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"
followers, following - a group of followers or enthusiasts

multitude

noun
1. great number, lot, host, collection, army, sea, mass, assembly, legion, horde, myriad, concourse, assemblage Addiction to drugs can bring a multitude of other problems.
2. crowd, host, mass, mob, congregation, swarm, sea, horde, throng, great number the multitudes that surround the Pope
3. public, mob, herd, populace, rabble, proletariat, common people, hoi polloi, commonalty The hideous truth was hidden from the multitude.

multitude

noun
1. An enormous number of persons gathered together:
2. A very large number of things grouped together:
army, cloud, crowd, drove, flock, horde, host, legion, mass, mob, ruck, score (used in plural), swarm, throng.
Translations
حَشْد ، جُمْهور
množství
mængdemasse
gomilamasamnoštvopuksvjetina
mannföldi, mergî
daudzums
bir yığınçok sayıda

multitude

[ˈmʌltɪtjuːd] N
1. (= crowd) → multitud f, muchedumbre f
they came in multitudesacudieron en tropel
the multitude (pej) → las masas, la plebe
2. (fig) a multitude of problemsuna infinidad de problemas, multitud de problemas
there are a multitude of reasons why we shouldn't do ithay multitud de razones por las que no deberíamos hacerlo
for a multitude of reasonspor múltiples razones

multitude

[ˈmʌltɪtjuːd] n
(= large number) → multitude f
a multitude of [+ reasons, ideas, problems] → une multitude de
to cover a multitude of sins [word, term] → vouloir dire n'importe quoi
"Strong, centralized government" is a term that can cover a multitude of sins → "Gouvernement central fort" est un terme qui peut vouloir dire n'importe quoi.
to hide a multitude of sins [long skirts, baggy trousers] → cacher tout
(= crowd) → foule f, multitude f

multitude

nMenge f; a multitude ofeine Vielzahl von, eine Menge; (of people also)eine Schar (von); for a multitude of reasonsaus vielerlei Gründen; they came in their multitudessie kamen scharenweise

multitude

[ˈmʌltɪˌtjuːd] nmoltitudine f

multitude

(ˈmaltitjuːd) noun
a great number or crowd. a multitude of reasons; multitudes of people.
References in classic literature ?
On all four sides of the court the seated multitudes rose rank above rank, forming sloping terraces that were rich with color.
This building appeared to be the head-quarters of the valley, where all flying rumours concentrated; and to have seen it filled with a crowd of the natives, all males, conversing in animated clusters, while multitudes were continually coming and going, one would have thought it a kind of savage Exchange, where the rise and fall of Polynesian Stock was discussed.
That day the scattered multitudes began to realise the urgent need of provisions.
The contemplation of the multitudes thronging the pavements extinguished his assurance under a load of doubt and uneasiness which he could only shake off after a period of seclusion in the room with the large cupboard closed by an enormous padlock.
I know and feel that I am enchanted, and that is enough to ease my conscience; for it would weigh heavily on it if I thought that I was not enchanted, and that in a aint-hearted and cowardly way I allowed myself to lie in this cage, defrauding multitudes of the succour I might afford to those in need and distress, who at this very moment may be in sore want of my aid and protection.
IT was a sight that some people remembered better even than their own sorrows--the sight in that grey clear morning, when the fatal cart with the two young women in it was descried by the waiting watching multitude, cleaving its way towards the hideous symbol of a deliberately inflicted sudden death.
A multitude, by various avenues, assembled in King Street, which was destined to be the scene, nearly a century afterwards, of another encounter between the troops of Britain, and a people struggling against her tyranny.
After dawn, an innumerable multitude covered the prairie which extends, as far as the eye can reach, round Stones Hill.
He tried not to pay any attention to a strange rustling sound that he heard, as of an unseen multitude drawing near to listen to his words.
Involved in these thoughts, she scarcely heard a voice behind her until it had repeated her name more than once, in a loud and solemn tone, audible to the whole multitude.
The shouts of the multitude, together with the acclamations of the heralds, and the clangour of the trumpets, announced the triumph of the victors and the defeat of the vanquished.
The artifice was answered by a hundred voices raised in imprecations; and the whole of the excited multitude broke from their order, and spread themselves about the place in wild confusion.