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 (mŭl′tĭ-to͞od′n-əs, -tyo͞od′-)
1. Very numerous; existing in great numbers.
2. Consisting of many parts.
3. Populous; crowded.

[From Latin multitūdō, multitūdin-, multitude; see multitude.]

mul′ti·tu′di·nous·ly adv.
mul′ti·tud′in·ous·ness n.


(ˌmʌltɪˈtjuːdɪnəs) or


1. very numerous
2. rare great in extent, variety, etc
3. poetic crowded
ˌmultiˈtudinously adv
ˌmultiˈtudinousness n


(ˌmʌl tɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-)

1. existing in great numbers; numerous.
2. comprising many parts or elements.
3. Archaic. crowded.
[1595–1605; < Latin multitūdin- multitude + -ous]
mul`ti•tu′di•nous•ly, adv.
mul`ti•tu′di•nous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.multitudinous - too numerous to be countedmultitudinous - too numerous to be counted; "incalculable riches"; "countless hours"; "an infinite number of reasons"; "innumerable difficulties"; "the multitudinous seas"; "myriad stars"; "untold thousands"
incalculable - not capable of being computed or enumerated


adjective numerous, many, considerable, countless, legion, infinite, abounding, abundant, myriad, teeming, innumerable, copious, manifold, profuse He was a man of multitudinous talents.


Amounting to or consisting of a large, indefinite number:
Idiom: quite a few.


[ˌmʌltɪˈtjuːdɪnəs] ADJmuy numeroso, numerosísimo


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They returned to the oil-well the same day, while we continued with the multitudinous duties of camp life.
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