Webster's Dictionary, 1913
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.
[ French multitude
, Latin multitudo
, 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 Longfellow. 3. The state of being many; numerousness.
As countless as the stars on high.
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.
A renewed jingling of multitudinous chains. G. Kennan. 2. Of or pertaining to a multitude.
Multivagant, Multivagous adjective
[ Latin multivagus
much + vagus
wandering; confer vagans
, present participle of vagari
. See Vagary
.] Wandering much.
Multivalence noun (Chemistry) Quality, state, or degree, of a multivalent element, atom, or radical.
+ 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.
+ 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.
[ Old French multure
, 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.
[ 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.
[ 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.
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.
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
, German mummelen
, Swedish mumla
, Danish mumle
. Confer Mum
] 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, Otway. 2. To chew something gently with closed lips.
Picking dry sticks, and mumbling to herself.
(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
, in allusion to the indistinctness of speech occasioned by talking from behind a mask. Confer Mumble
.] To sport or make diversion in a mask or disguise; to mask.
With mumming and with masking all around. Spenser.
[ 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.
; 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 .]
[ 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
: confer French momifier
.] To embalm and dry as a mummy; to make into, or like, a mummy. Hall (1646).