The Latin word multitūdo came to our language as crowd . The concept is used to refer to a large number of individuals or elements .
For example: “The team was received by a crowd of fans at the airport”, "A crowd came out to protest after the announcement of the government", “A crowd was expected, but finally only a hundred people attended the festival”.
There is no specific number from which a set of people It constitutes a crowd. In general, the notion is used according to the context: while ten young people playing sports in a park are not a crowd, those same ten boys sharing a bedroom are a crowd in that framework.
The notion of crowd is often used in Political Sciences to refer to the multiplicity of individuals that act together to influence a system . Citizens who are part of the crowd do not lose their individuality beyond collective action that represents common interests.
It is considered, at a political or sociological level, that a crowd is a gregarious concentration whose members have different origins and characteristics. A crowd protesting against an authoritarian regime, to name a case, may be made up of poor, members of the middle class and even wealthy subjects.
It should be noted that many objects or animals together they also form a crowd: “My girlfriend has a multitude of shoes in her bedroom”, "A crowd of lobsters surprised the inhabitants of the place", “You can't take a multitude of books on the trip: choose two or three and store them in your bag”.