multitude

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noun mul·ti·tude \ˈməl-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of multitude

  1. 1 :  the state of being many … the mind falters, confused by the multitude and yet the harmony of the detail … — Theodore Dreiser

  2. 2 :  a great number :  host a multitude of choices a multitude of complaints

  3. 3 :  a great number of people A multitude gathered to hear the governor's speech.

  4. 4 :  populace, public a candidate trying to appeal to the multitude

Examples of multitude in a Sentence

  1. a candidate trying to appeal to the multitude

  2. awed by the multitude of stars in the night sky

Origin and Etymology of multitude

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin multitudin-, multitudo, from multus much — more at meliorate


First Known Use: 14th century



MULTITUDE Defined for English Language Learners

multitude

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noun mul·ti·tude \ˈməl-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of multitude for English Language Learners

  • : a great number of things or people

  • the multitude : ordinary or common people as a group


MULTITUDE Defined for Kids

multitude

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noun mul·ti·tude \ˈməl-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of multitude for Students

  1. :  a great number of people or things a multitude of choices



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