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[muhl-ti-tood, -tyood] /ˈmʌl tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/

a great number; host:
a multitude of friends.
a great number of people gathered together; crowd; throng.
the state or character of being many; numerousness.
the multitude, the common people; the masses.
a large gathering of people
the multitude, the common people
a large number
the state or quality of being numerous

early 14c., from Old French multitude (12c.) and directly from Latin multitudinem (nominative multitudo) “a great number, a crowd; the crowd, the common people,” from multus “many, much” (see multi-) + suffix -tudo (see -tude). Related: Multitudes.


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