- a pattern of several colors or hues, usually in stripes: This dress comes in pink or green multi.
Origin of multi
- a combining form meaning “many,” “much,” “multiple,” “many times,” “more than one,” “more than two,” “composed of many like parts,” “in many respects,” used in the formation of compound words: multiply; multivitamin.
Origin of multi-
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Historical Examples of multi
Vel cum Spondæi multi adhibentur, ut; media agmina circumspexit: Illi inter sese magn vi brachia tollunt.Letters Concerning Poetical Translations
Among these is "Multi pertransibunt, et augebitur scientia," which, Daniel xii.
Multi hos errores frustra conati sunt emendare per polares stellas, alii per Lunae cursum, alii certius per eclipses.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II
Edward Luther Stevenson
Multi, omissa re domestica, in speciem veri Evangelii, parentes et amicos relinquebant.History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
The process was multi- faceted, and still involved myths, the magical, and rituals.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- many or muchmultiflorous; multimillion
- more than onemultiparous; multistorey
Word Origin for multi-
before vowels mult-, word-forming element meaning "many, many times, much," from comb. form of Latin multus "much, many," from PIE *ml-to-, from root *mel- "strong, great, numerous" (cf. Latin melior "better," Greek mala "very, very much"). Many words that use it (multinational, etc.) are 20c. coinages.
- Many; much; multiple:multiarticular.
- More than one:multiparous.
- More than two:multipolar.
- A prefix that means many or much, as in multicellular, having many cells.