mul·ti·tude /ˈmʌltəˌtud, ˌtjud/
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.
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