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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 ?
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.
Then there was a pause, and a deeper hush, if possible, and a man knelt down at my feet with a blazing torch; the multitude strained forward, gazing, and parting slightly from their seats without knowing it; the monk raised his hands above my head, and his eyes toward the blue sky, and began some words in Latin; in this attitude he droned on and on, a little while, and then stopped.
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.
Scores of the savages were vigorously plying their stone pestles in preparing masses of poee-poee, and numbers were gathering green bread-fruit and young cocoanuts in the surrounding groves; when an exceeding great multitude, with a view of encouraging the rest in their labours, stood still, and kept shouting most lustily without intermission.
At that the Pool became a scene of mad confusion, fighting, and collision, and for some time a multitude of boats and barges jammed in the northern arch of the Tower Bridge, and the sailors and lightermen had to fight savagely against the people who swarmed upon them from the riverfront.
First the great multitude of the weak must go, then the only relatively strong.
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.
How can there be any human understanding that can persuade itself there ever was all that infinity of Amadises in the world, or all that multitude of famous knights, all those emperors of Trebizond, all those Felixmartes of Hircania, all those palfreys, and damsels-errant, and serpents, and monsters, and giants, and marvellous adventures, and enchantments of every kind, and battles, and prodigious encounters, splendid costumes, love-sick princesses, squires made counts, droll dwarfs, love letters, billings and cooings, swashbuckler women, and, in a word, all that nonsense the books of chivalry contain?
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.