multitude

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

noun

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.

Origin of multitude

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English word from Latin word multitūdō. See multi-, -tude

synonym study for multitude

2. See crowd1.
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multitude
/ (ˈmʌltɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

a large gathering of people
the multitude the common people
a large number
the state or quality of being numerous

Word Origin for multitude

C14: via Old French from Latin multitūdō
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