What does multitude mean?

Definitions for multitude
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.

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

  2. multitude(Noun)

    The mass of ordinary people; the populous or the masses

    Etymology: 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. Mae West:

    Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.

  2. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.

  3. Thales:

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

  4. Barnaby Rich:

    One of the diseases of this age is the multitude of books. It is a thriftless and a thankless occupation, this writing of books: a man were better to sing in a cobbler?s shop, for his pay is a penny a patch; but a book-writer, if he get sometimes a few commendations from the judicious, he shall be sure to reap a thousand reproaches from the malicious.

  5. Michael Bivona:

    Certainly a great place for anyone that believes in magic and loves dealing with children aged one to ninety, disney doesn’t have a monopoly on seasonal and part-time employment. Football and baseball stadiums have a multitude of part-time jobs available such as ticket takers, ushers, driving players and staff to and from airports and clerical work. What better way to earn additional income than to be in an environment that one might love?

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