Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Multiramified adjective [ Multi- + past participle of ramify .] Divided into many branches.

Multiramose adjective [ Multi- + ramose .] Having many branches.

Multiscious adjective [ Latin multiscius ; multus much + scius knowing, from scire to know.] Having much or varied knowledge. [ Obsolete]

Multisect adjective [ Multi- + Latin sectus , past participle of secare to cut.] (Zoology) Divided into many similar segments; -- said of an insect or myriapod.

Multiseptate adjective [ Multi- + septate .] (Botany) Divided into many chambers by partitions, as the pith of the pokeweed.

Multiserial adjective [ Multi- + serial .] (Botany) Arranged in many rows, or series, as the scales of a pine cone, or the leaves of the houseleek.

Multisiliquous adjective [ Multi- + siliquious .] (Botany) Having many pods or seed vessels.

Multisonous adjective [ Latin multisonus ; multus much, many + sonus sound.] Having many sounds, or sounding much.

Multispiral adjective [ Multi- + spiral .] (Zoology) Having numerous spiral coils round a center or nucleus; -- said of the opercula of certain shells.

Multistriate adjective [ Multi- + striate .] Having many streaks.

Multisulcate adjective [ Multi- + sulcate .] Having many furrows.

Multisyllable noun [ Multi- + syllable .] A word of many syllables; a polysyllable. [ R.] -- Mul`ti*syl*lab"ic adjective

Multititular adjective [ Multi- + titular .] Having many titles.

Multitubular adjective [ Multi- + tubular .] Having many tubes; as, a multitubular boiler.

Multitude noun [ French multitude , Latin multitudo , multitudinis , from multus much, many; of unknown origin.]
1. A great number of persons collected together; a numerous collection of persons; a crowd; an assembly.

But when he saw the multitudes , he was moved with compassion on them.
Matt. ix. 36.

2. A great number of persons or things, regarded collectively; as, the book will be read by a multitude of people; the multitude of stars; a multitude of cares.

It is a fault in a multitude of preachers, that they utterly neglect method in their harangues.
I. Watts.

A multitude of flowers
As countless as the stars on high.
Longfellow.

3. The state of being many; numerousness.

They came as grasshoppers for multitude .
Judg. vi. 5.

The multitude , the populace; the mass of men.

Syn. -- Throng; crowd; assembly; assemblage; commonalty; swarm; populace; vulgar. See Throng .

Multitudinary adjective Multitudinous.

Multitudinous adjective
1. Consisting of a multitude; manifold in number or condition; as, multitudinous waves. "The multitudinous seas." Shak.

A renewed jingling of multitudinous chains.
G. Kennan.

2. Of or pertaining to a multitude. "The multitudinous tongue." Shak.

-- Mul`ti*tu"di*nous*ly , adverb -- Mul`ti*tu"di*nous*ness , noun

Multivagant, Multivagous adjective [ Latin multivagus ; multus much + vagus wandering; confer vagans , present participle of vagari . See Vagary .] Wandering much. [ Obsolete]

Multivalence noun (Chemistry) Quality, state, or degree, of a multivalent element, atom, or radical.

Multivalent adjective [ Multi- + Latin valens , present participle See Valence .] (Chemistry) (a) Having a valence greater than one, as silicon. (b) Having more than one degree of valence, as sulphur.

Multivalve noun [ Confer French multivalve .] (Zoology) Any mollusk which has a shell composed of more than two pieces.

Multivalve, Multivalvular adjective [ Multi- + valve , valvular : confer French multivalve .]
1. Having many valves.

2. (Zoology) Many-valved; having more than two valves; -- said of certain shells, as the chitons.

Multiversant adjective [ Multi- + Latin versans , present participle See Versant .] Turning into many shapes; assuming many forms; protean.

Multivious adjective & adverb [ Latin multivius ; multus many + via way.] Having many ways or roads; by many ways. [ Obsolete]

Multivocal adjective [ Multi- + vocal .] Signifying many different things; of manifold meaning; equivocal. "An ambiguous multivocal word." Coleridge.

-- noun A multivocal word. [ R.] Fitzed. Hall.

Multocular adjective [ Multi- + Latin oculus eye.] Having many eyes, or more than two.

Multum noun An extract of quassia licorice, fraudulently used by brewers in order to economize malt and hops. Craig.

Hard multum , a preparation made from Cocculus Indicus , etc., used to impart an intoxicating quality to beer.

Multungulate adjective [ Multi- + ungulate .] Having many hoofs.

Multure noun [ Old French multure , moulture , French mouture , from Latin molitura a grinding, molere to grind. See Mill the machine.]
1. (Scots Law) The toll for grinding grain. Erskine.

2. A grist or grinding; the grain ground.

Mum adjective [ Of imitative origin. Confer Mumble .] Silent; not speaking. Thackeray.

The citizens are mum , and speak not a word.
Shak.

Mum interj. Be silent! Hush!

Mum , then, and no more.
Shak.

Mum noun Silence. [ R.] Hudibras.

Mum noun [ German mummere , from Christian Mumme , who first brewed it in 1492.] A sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany. Addison.

The clamorous crowd is hushed with mugs of mum .
Pope.

Mum-chance noun
1. A game of hazard played with cards in silence. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] Decker.

2. A silent, stupid person. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

Mum-chance adjective Silent and idle. [ Colloq.]

Boys can't sit mum-chance always.
J. H. Ewing.

Mumble transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mumbled ; present participle & verbal noun Mumbling .] [ Middle English momelen ; confer Dutch mompelen , mommelen , German mummelen , Swedish mumla , Danish mumle . Confer Mum , adjective , Mumm , Mump , v. ]
1. To speak with the lips partly closed, so as to render the sounds inarticulate and imperfect; to utter words in a grumbling indistinct manner, indicating discontent or displeasure; to mutter.

Peace, you mumbling fool.
Shak.

A wrinkled hag, with age grown double,
Picking dry sticks, and mumbling to herself.
Otway.

2. To chew something gently with closed lips.

Mumble (mŭm"b'l) transitive verb
1. To utter with a low, inarticulate voice. Bp. Hall.

2. To chew or bite gently, as one without teeth.

Gums unarmed, to mumble meat in vain.
Dryden.

3. To suppress, or utter imperfectly.

Mumblenews noun A talebearer. [ Obsolete]

Mumbler noun One who mumbles.

Mumbling adjective Low; indistinct; inarticulate. -- Mum"bling*ly , adverb

Mumbo Jumbo An object of superstitious homage and fear. Carlyle.

The miserable Mumbo Jumbo they paraded.
Dickens.

Mumbo Jumbo noun [ Perh. from the native name of an African god.] Among the Mandingos of the western Sudan, a bugbear by means of which the women are terrified and disciplined by societies of the men, one of whom assumes a masquerade for the purpose; hence, loosely, any Negro idol, fetish, or bugaboo.

Mumm intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mummed ; present participle & verbal noun Mumming .] [ Dutch mimmen to mask, mom a mask; akin to German mumme disguise; probably of imitative origin, and akin to English mum , mumble , in allusion to the indistinctness of speech occasioned by talking from behind a mask. Confer Mumble , Mummery .] To sport or make diversion in a mask or disguise; to mask.

With mumming and with masking all around.
Spenser.

Mummer noun [ Confer Old French mommeur . See Mumm , and confer Momier .] One who mumms, or makes diversion in disguise; a masker; a buffon.

Jugglers and dancers, antics, mummers .
Milton.

Mummery noun ; plural Mummeries . [ French momerie , of Dutch or German origin. See Mumm .]
1. Masking; frolic in disguise; buffoonery.

The mummery of foreign strollers.
Fenton.

2. Farcical show; hypocritical disguise and parade or ceremonies. Bacon.

Mummichog noun [ Amer. Indian name.] (Zoology) Any one of several species of small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus , and of allied genera; the killifishes; -- called also minnow . [ Written also mummychog , mummachog .]

Mummification noun [ See Mummify .] The act of making a mummy.

Mummified adjective Converted into a mummy or a mummylike substance; having the appearance of a mummy; withered.

Mummiform adjective [ Mummy + -form .] Having some resemblance to a mummy; -- in zoölogy, said of the pupæ of certain insects.

Mummify transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mummified ; present participle & verbal noun Mummifying .] [ Mummy + -fy : confer French momifier .] To embalm and dry as a mummy; to make into, or like, a mummy. Hall (1646).