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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Multitude \Mul"ti*tude\, n. [F. multitude, L. multitudo,
multitudinis, fr. multus much, many; of unknown origin.]
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.
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.
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.
The multitude, the populace; the mass of men.
Syn: Throng; crowd; assembly; assemblage; commonalty; swarm;
populace; vulgar. See Throng.
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