Pronunciation: (mul'ti-tOOd", -tyOOd"), [key]
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.
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