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MUL-TIP'O-TENT, a. [L. multipotens; multus, many, much, and potens, powerful.]

Having manifold power, or power to do many things; as, Jove multipotent. Shak.

MUL-TI-PRES'ENCE, n. [L. multus, many, and præsentia, presence.]

The power or act of being present in many places at once or in more places than one. Hall.

MUL-TI-SIL'I-QUOUS, a. [L. multus, many, and siliqua, a pod.]

Having many pods or seed-vessels. Bailey.

MUL-TIS'O-NOUS, a. [L. multus, many, and sonus, sound.]

Having many sounds, or sounding much. Bailey.

MUL-TI-SPI'RAL, a. [L. multus and spira.]

In conchology, a term applied to shells which exhibit numerous coils round a submedian center. Brande.


A word of many syllables; a polysyllable. [The latter is mostly used.]

MUL'TI-TUDE, n. [Fr. from L. multitudo, from multus, many.]

  1. The state of being many; a great number.
  2. A number collectively; the sum of many. Hale.
  3. A great number, indefinitely. It is a fault in a multitude of preachers, that they utterly neglect method in their harangues. Watts.
  4. A crowd or throng; the populace; applied to the populace when assembled in great numbers, and to the mass of men without reference to an assemblage. He the vast hissing multitude admires. Addison. The multitude have always been credulous, and the few artful. J. Adams.


Multitudinous; manifold.


  1. Consisting of a multitude or great number.
  2. Having the appearance of a multitude; as, the multitudinous sea. Shak.
  3. Manifold; as, the multitudinous tongue. Shak.


In a multitudinous manner.

MUL-TIV'A-GANT, or MUL-TI-VA-GOUS, a. [L. multivagus.]

Wandering much. [Not used.] Dict.


Having many valves.

MUL'TI-VALVE, n. [L. multus, many, and valvæ, valves, folding doors.]

An animal which has a shell of many valves. Zoology.

MUL-TIV'ER-SANT, a. [L. multus, many, and verto, to form.]

Protean; turning into many shapes; assuming many forms. Journ. of Science.

MUL-TIV'I-OUS, a. [L. multus, many, and via, way.]

Having many ways or roads. [Little used.] Dict.

MUL-TOC'U-LAR, a. [L. multus, many, and oculus, eye.]

Having many eyes, or more eyes than two. Derham.

MULTUM-IN-PARVO, n. [Multum in parvo; L.]

Much in a little compass.

MUL'TURE, n. [L. molitura, a grinding. See Mill.]

  1. In Scots law, the toll or emolument given to the proprietor of a mill for grinding corn. Encyc.
  2. A grist or grinding.

MUM, a. [See Mumble, Mumm, and Mummery.]

  1. Silent; not speaking. The citizens are mum; say not a word. Shak.
  2. As an exclamation or command, be silent; hush. Mum then, and no more proceed. Shak.
  3. As a noun, silence. Hudibras.

MUM, n. [G. and Dan. mumme; D. mom.]

A species of malt liquor much used in Germany. It is made of the malt of wheat, seven bushels, with one bushel of oatmeal and a bushel of ground beans, or in the same proportion. This is brewed with 63 gallons of water, and boiled till one-third is evaporated. Encyc.

MUM'BLE, v.i. [G. mummeln; D. momelen, mompelen; Sw. mumla; Dan. mumler. This word seems to be connected with mum, in the sense of closeness of the lips.]

  1. To mutter; to speak with the lips or other organs partly closed, so as to render the sounds inarticulate and imperfect; to utter words with a grumbling tone. Peace, you mumbling fool. Shak. A wrinkled hag, with age grown double, / Picking dry sticks and mumbling to herself. Otway.
  2. To chew or bite softly; to eat with the lips close. Dryden.

MUM'BLE, v.t.

  1. To utter with a low inarticulate voice. He with mumbled prayers atones the deity. Dryden.
  2. To mouth gently, or to eat with a muttering sound. Pope.
  3. To suppress or utter imperfectly. Dryden.


Uttered with a low inarticulate voice; chewed softly or with a low muttering sound.


One that speaks with a low inarticulate voice.


Uttering with a low inarticulate voice; chewing softly or with a grumbling sound.