Definitions for: Multitude

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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