What does multitude mean?

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ˈmʌl tɪˌtud, -ˌtyudmul·ti·tude

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. battalion, large number, multitude, plurality, packnoun

    a large indefinite number

    "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"

  2. multitude, throng, concoursenoun

    a large gathering of people

  3. multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashednoun

    the common people generally

    "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"


  1. multitudenoun

    A great amount or number, often of people.

    Etymology: From multitude, multitude, and their source, multitudo.

  2. multitudenoun

    The mass of ordinary people; the populous or the masses

    Etymology: From multitude, multitude, and their source, multitudo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Multitudenoun

    a great number of persons collected together; a numerous collection of persons; a crowd; an assembly

  2. Multitudenoun

    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

  3. Multitudenoun

    the state of being many; numerousness


  1. Multitude

    Multitude is a political term first used by Machiavelli and reiterated by Spinoza. Recently the term has returned to prominence because of its conceptualization as a new model of resistance against the global capitalist system as described by political theorists Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri in their international best-seller Empire and expanded upon in their Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire. Other theorists recently to use the term include political thinkers associated with Autonomist Marxism and its sequelae, including Sylvère Lotringer, Paolo Virno, and thinkers connected with the eponymous review Multitudes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Multitude

    mul′ti-tūd, n. the state of being many: a great number of individuals: a crowd: the vulgar or common people.—adjs. Multitud′inary (rare); Multitud′inous, consisting of, or having the appearance of, a multitude.—adv. Multitud′inously.—n. Multitud′inousness, the state or quality of being multitudinous. [Fr.,—L. multitudomultus, many.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of multitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of multitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of multitude in a Sentence

  1. Ibrahim Hooper:

    I think it is symptomatic of the overall rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in our society. We saw a multitude of these incidents after the San Bernardino (California) shootings. I think these incidents will only increase, unfortunately, it's this whole thing where the flight crew is uncomfortable or the passengers are uncomfortable. Why are they uncomfortable? Because of a perceived faith and ethnicity that leads to them being thrown off planes. It's very troubling.

  2. Stella Lee:

    The inside of the nose is lined by a multitude of cilia( which look like a shag carpet under the microscope) that are constantly providing clearance of mucus, pathogens and inhaled particulates to the back of the nose by beating in a rhythmic motion, it is amazing that our noses can differentiate between potentially harmful pathogens and innocuous agents.

  3. President Richard Brodhead:

    One person put up that noose, but this is the multitude of people who got together to say that's not the Duke we want, that's not the Duke we're here for, and that's not the Duke we're here to create.

  4. Voltaire:

    The multitude of books is making us ignorant.

  5. Megan Kingston:

    Even my doctors are completely shocked at how well I recovered, it could have been an attribution of a multitude of things. Maybe it was the combination of antibiotics I was on or the fact that we started intervention early at the hospital instead of waiting at home. It could have even been due to the shots I got during my military service. The shots everyone gets when going overseas for malaria or stuff like that.

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