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, pack(noun)

    a large indefinite number

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

  2. multitude, throng, concourse(noun)

    a large gathering of people

  3. multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed(noun)

    the common people generally

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


  1. multitude(Noun)

    A great amount or number, often of people.

  2. multitude(Noun)

    The mass of ordinary people; the populous or the masses

  3. Origin: From multitude, multitude, and their source, multitudo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Multitude(noun)

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

  2. Multitude(noun)

    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. Multitude(noun)

    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. Menander:

    Riches cover a multitude of woes.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    Success covers a multitude of blunders.

  3. Voltaire:

    The multitude of books is making us ignorant.

  4. Thales:

    A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.

  5. Edmund Burke:

    The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.

Images & Illustrations of multitude

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