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  1. mul·ti·tude
    IPA[ˈməltəˌt(y)o͞od]
  2. noun

    • 1. a large number:

      a multitude of medical conditions are due to being overweight
      Synonym : a lot, a great/large number, a great/large quantity, host, horde, mass, mountain, droves, swarm, army, legion, sea, abundance, profusion, scores, quantities, lots, loads, masses, stacks, heaps, tons, dozens, hundreds, thousands, millions, billions, zillions, shedload, slew, gazillions, bazillions, gobs, swag, shitload
    • 2. large numbers of people:

      the multitudes using the roads
    • 3. a large gathering of people:

      Father Peter addressed the multitude
    • 4. the mass of ordinary people without power or influence:

      placing ultimate political power in the hands of the multitude
      Synonym : crowd, gathering, assembly, group, assemblage, congregation, flock, throng, horde, mob, concourse, the common people, the populace, the public, the people, the masses, the rank and file, the crowd, the commonality, the commonalty, the third estate, the plebeians, the hoi polloi, the mob, the proletariat, the common herd, the rabble, the riffraff, the canaille, the great unwashed, the ragtag (and bobtail), proles, plebs
    • 5. the state of being numerous:

      they would swarm over the river in their multitude
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: multitude, plural noun: multitudes

    • noun

      a large number of people or things:

      the mass of ordinary people without power or influence:

    • conceal or gloss over many problems or defects
    • a great number of problems or defects
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