Adjective "Multitude" definition and examples

(Multitude may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmʌltɪtjuːd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large number of people or things.
  1. 'Father Peter addressed the multitude'
  2. 'The organisation realised the seriousness of a massive problem faced by the country - the growing multitudes of illiterate children.'
  3. 'I was astonished to see multitudes of people in the streets and a score of new buildings.'
  4. 'Colourful multitudes thronged the traffic-congested streets, poring over programmes, posters and booking kits.'
  5. 'Whenever the pope visits a foreign country, multitudes throng the site for hours, even days, before he arrives.'
  6. '‘It's always about the music,’ he says, when I ask if he prefers the solitude of the recording studio or the multitudes in the concert hall.'
  7. 'The images from Spain of the multitudes out on the streets on Friday, interspersed with scenes from the day before, had the same universal quality.'
  8. 'We never realize that the multitudes of rural women who risk losing their house and family property in giving birth to extra babies may be, to a degree, doing the country a public service.'
  9. 'The centre piece is the Victoria Falls in Livingstone which has so far played host to multitudes of tourists visiting the city.'
  10. 'The website, which will never win prizes for design, now earns its creator an estimated $1 million a year and attracts vast multitudes of visitors every day.'
  11. 'And those faceless multitudes, often unlettered, usually uneducated, have been able to guess it right.'
  12. 'In autocratic states, one has to flatter only one person; in democratic states, one has to flatter the multitudes.'
  13. 'Elections, and with multitudes turning up to cast their votes, is the most sure way of putting into office politicians who can deliver.'

More definitions

noun

1. a great number; host: a multitude of friends.

2. a great number of people gathered together; crowd; throng.

3. the state or character of being many; numerousness.

4. the multitude, the common people; the masses.

Origin

(multitude)Middle English: via Old French from Latin multitudo, from multus ‘many’.

Phrase

a multitude of sins