multitude

  • 1 multitude — [ myltityd ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. multitudo 1 ♦ Grande quantité (d êtres, d objets) considérée ou non comme constituant un ensemble. Une multitude de clients entra (ou entrèrent). ⇒ armée, essaim, flot, légion, nuée; fam. flopée, tas. « Cette… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Multitude — is a political term first used by Machiavelli and reiterated by Spinoza. Recently the term has returned to prominence because of its conceptualization as a new model of resistance against the global capitalist system as described by political… …

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  • 3 Multitude — ist ein Begriff aus der politischen Philosophie. In der aktuellen Diskussion spielt er vor allem im Postoperaismus eine wichtige Rolle. Bekannt wurde der Begriff durch das Buch Empire – die neue Weltordnung von Antonio Negri und Michael Hardt… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4 multitude — multitude, army, host, legion mean, both in the singular and plural, a very large number of persons or things. They do not (as do the words compared at CROWD) necessarily imply assemblage, but all of them can be used with that implication.… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Multitude — 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. [1913 Webster] But when he saw the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 multitude — Multitude, f. penac. Est quantité et assemblée de gens, Multitudo, Agmen, Turba. Une grande multitude bien espesse, Nubes peditum. Grande multitude de gens, Longus ordo. Multitude et grande assemblée, Socialitas. Une multitude de plusieurs sortes …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 multitude — Multitude. s. f. Grand nombre. Multitude innombrable d hommes, d animaux, de livres, d argent &c. une grande multitude de peuple. la multitude l a emporté sur le petit nombre des Juges. ceder à la multitude. Il se prend quelquefois pour le peuple …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8 multitude — (n.) early 14c., from O.Fr. multitude (12c.) and directly from L. multitudinem (nom. multitudo) a great number, a crowd; the crowd, the common people, from multus many, much (see MULTI (Cf. multi )) + suffix tudo (see TUDE (Cf. tude)). Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 multitude — ► NOUN 1) a large number of people or things. 2) (the multitude) the mass of ordinary people. ORIGIN Latin multitudo, from multus many …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 multitude — I noun abundance, accumulation, aggregation, amassment, army, array, assemblage, assembly, band, bevy, body, cluster, collection, conglomeration, congregation, covey, crowd, cumulation, drove, flock, force, gathering, herd, horde, host, legion,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 multitude — [n] large group aggregation, army, assemblage, assembly, collection, commonalty, concourse, congregation, crowd, crush, drove, great number, heap, herd, horde, host, infinitude, infinity, jam*, legion, loads, lot, lots*, majority, mass, mob, much …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 multitude — [mul′tə to͞od΄, mul′tətyo͞od΄] n. [OFr < L multitudo < multus, many: see MULTI ] 1. the quality or state of being numerous, or many 2. a large number of persons or things, esp. when gathered together or considered as a unit; host, myriad,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 multitude — (mul ti tu d ) s. f. 1°   Grand nombre. •   Unité, multitude : en considérant l Église comme unité, le pape quelconque est le chef, est comme tout ; en la considérant comme multitude, le pape n en est qu une partie.... la multitude qui ne se… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 MULTITUDE — s. f. Grand nombre. Multitude innombrable d hommes, d animaux, de livres. Multitude d objets, de paroles, de choses. Une grande multitude de peuple. Une multitude de spectateurs. MULTITUDE, absolument, se dit d Un grand nombre d hommes. Tout… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 multitude — [[t]mʌ̱ltɪtjuːd, AM tuːd[/t]] multitudes 1) QUANT: QUANT of pl n A multitude of things or people is a very large number of them. There are a multitude of small quiet roads to cycle along... Addiction to drugs can bring a multitude of other… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 multitude — UK [ˈmʌltɪˌtjuːd] / US [ˈmʌltɪˌtud] noun [countable] Word forms multitude : singular multitude plural multitudes a) mainly literary a large crowd of people A cheering multitude greeted the Queen. b) the multitude or the multitudes formal the… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 multitude — mul|ti|tude [ˈmʌltıtju:d US tu:d] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin multitudo, from multus; MULTI ] 1.) a multitude of sb/sth formal or literary a very large number of people or things ▪ I had never seen such a multitude of stars before …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 multitude — mul|ti|tude [ mʌltı,tud ] noun count MAINLY LITERARY a large crowd of people: A cheering multitude greeted the team. a. the multitude/multitudes FORMAL the ordinary people who have no power or influence: Can you imagine what effect that will have …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 multitude — noun (C) 1 a multitude of formal or literary a very large number of people or things: The captain sat before a multitude of dials and levers. | a multitude of possible interpretations 2 the multitude a) ordinary people, especially when they are… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 Multitude — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Multitude >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 multitude multitude Sgm: N 1 numerous numerous &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 numerosity numerosity numerality Sgm: N 1 multiplicity multiplicity Sgm: N 1 profusion …

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