multitudinous

[ muhl-ti-tood-n-uh s, -tyood- ]
/ ˌmʌl tɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud- /

adjective

forming a multitude or great number; existing, occurring, or present in great numbers; very numerous.
comprising many items, parts, or elements.
Archaic. crowded or thronged.

Nearby words

  1. multitrack,
  2. multitracking,
  3. multituberculate,
  4. multitude,
  5. multitude of sins, cover a,
  6. multiuser system,
  7. multivalent,
  8. multivalent vaccine,
  9. multivalued,
  10. multivalve

Origin of multitudinous

1595–1605; < Latin multitūdin- (stem of multitūdō) multitude + -ous

Related formsmul·ti·tu·di·nous·ly, adverbmul·ti·tu·di·nous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for multitudinous

multitudinous

/ (ˌmʌltɪˈtjuːdɪnəs) /

adjective

very numerous
rare great in extent, variety, etc
poetic crowded
Derived Formsmultitudinously, adverbmultitudinousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for multitudinous

multitudinous

adj.

c.1600, first in Shakespeare, from Latin multitudin-, stem of multitudo (see multitude) + -ous. Related: Multitudinously; multitudinousness.

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