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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mul·ti·tude /ˈmʌltəˌtud, ˌtjud/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mul·ti·tude n.
 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. 36.
 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 utterly neglect method in their harangues.   --I. Watts.
 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. 5.
 The multitude, the populace; the mass of men.
 Syn: -- Throng; crowd; assembly; assemblage; commonalty; swarm; populace; vulgar. See Throng.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a
           multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"
           [syn: battalion, large number, plurality, pack]
      2: a large gathering of people [syn: throng, concourse]
      3: the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the
         mass"; "power to the people" [syn: masses, mass, hoi
         polloi, people]