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[n] the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"
[n] a large gathering of people
[n] a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"

Misc. Definitions

\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. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them. --Matt. ix. 3
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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. It is a fault in a multitude of preachers, that they uttery neglect method in their harangues. --I. Watts. A multitude of flowers As countless as the stars on high. --Longfellow.
3. The state of being many; numerousness. They came as grasshoppers for multitude. --Judg. vi.
5. {The multitude}, the populace; the mass of men. Syn: Throng; crowd; assembly; assemblage; commonalty; swarm; populace; vulgar. See {Throng}.

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