- 1 [countable] multitude (of something/somebody) an extremely large number of things or people a multitude of possibilities multitudes of birds These elements can be combined in a multitude of different ways. a multitude of outstanding actors
- 2 the multitude [singular] the multitudes [plural] (sometimes disapproving) the mass of ordinary people It was an elite that believed its task was to enlighten the multitude. to feed the starving multitudes
- 3[countable] (literary) a large crowd of people synonym throng He preached to the assembled multitude. Idioms
to hide the real situation or facts when these are not good or pleasant She was dressed in loose comfortable clothes that hid a multitude of sins.
cover/hide a multitude of sins (often humorous)jump to other results