The multitude
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. [1913 Webster]

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them. --Matt. ix. 36. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

It is a fault in a multitude of preachers, that they utterly neglect method in their harangues. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

A multitude of flowers As countless as the stars on high. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

3. The state of being many; numerousness. [1913 Webster]

They came as grasshoppers for multitude. --Judg. vi. 5. [1913 Webster]

{The multitude}, the populace; the mass of men. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Throng; crowd; assembly; assemblage; commonalty; swarm; populace; vulgar. See {Throng}. [1913 Webster]


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