Meaning of “multitude” in the English Dictionary


"multitude" in English

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uk /ˈmʌl.tɪ.tʃuːd/ us /ˈmʌl.tə.tuːd/ formal
a multitude of

a large number of people or things:

The city has a multitude of problems, from homelessness to drugs and murder.
This case has raised a multitude of questions.
the multitude

a large crowd of people:

He stepped out onto the balcony to address the multitude below.
the multitudes

[ plural ] large numbers of people:

the multitudes using the internet
the multitude

the ordinary people who form the largest group in a society

(Definition of “multitude” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"multitude" in American English

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us /ˈmʌl·tɪˌtud/

a large number of things:

[ U ] Two large circles are surrounded by a multitude of small, colorful squares.
[ pl ] As manager of the restaurant, his job is to feed the multitudes (= large numbers of people).

(Definition of “multitude” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)