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  1. mass
    IPA[mas]
  2. noun

    • 1. a coherent, typically large body of matter with no definite shape:

      a mass of curly hair from here the trees were a dark mass
    • 2. any of the main portions in a painting or drawing that each have some unity in color, lighting, or some other quality:

      the masterly distribution of masses
    • 3. a large number of people or objects crowded together:

      a mass of cyclists
    • 4. a large amount of material:

      a mass of conflicting evidence
    • 5. a large quantity or amount of something:

      we get masses of homework
    • 6. the majority of:

      the great mass of the population had little interest in the project
      Synonym : majority, larger part/number, greater part/number, best/better part, major part, most, bulk, main body, preponderance, almost all, lion's share
    • 7. the ordinary people:

      seaside towns that catered for the masses
      Synonym : the common people, the populace, the public, the people, the multitude, the rank and file, the crowd, the commonalty, the commonality, the third estate, the plebeians, the hoi polloi, the mob, the proletariat, the common herd, the rabble, the riffraff, the canaille, the great unwashed, the ragtag (and bobtail), the proles, the plebs
    • 8. the quantity of matter which a body contains, as measured by its acceleration under a given force or by the force exerted on it by a gravitational field:

      stellar objects of intermediate mass
    • 9. (in general use) weight:

      multiply the mass of the payload by the distance traveled
      Synonym : weight, size, magnitude, bulk, dimensions, capacity, density, extent, scope, greatness, bigness, hugeness, amount, matter

    adjective

    • 1. relating to, done by, or affecting large numbers of people or things:

      the movie has mass appeal

    verb

    • 1. assemble or cause to assemble into a mass or as one body:

      both countries began massing troops in the region
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: mass, plural noun: masses

    • noun

      the Christian Eucharist or Holy Communion, especially in the Roman Catholic Church:

      a celebration of the Eucharist:

    • abbreviation

      Massachusetts.
    • noun

      a large body of matter with no definite shape:

      any of the main portions in a painting or drawing that each have some unity in colour, lighting, or some other quality:

    • adjective

      involving or affecting large numbers of people or things:
    • verb

      assemble or cause to assemble into a single body or mass:
    • noun

      the celebration of the Christian Eucharist, especially in the Roman Catholic Church:

      a particular celebration of the Eucharist:

    • abbreviation

      Massachusetts.
    • noun

      the market for goods that are produced in large quantities:
    • verb

      market (a product) on a large scale:
    • noun

      mass and energy regarded as interconvertible manifestations of the same phenomenon, according to the laws of relativity.

      the mass of a body regarded relativistically as energy.

    • noun

      the minimum amount of fissile material needed to maintain a nuclear chain reaction.

      the minimum size or amount of something required to start or maintain a venture:

    • noun

      a noun denoting something that cannot be counted (e.g., a substance or quality), in English usually a noun that lacks a plural in ordinary usage and is not used with the indefinite article, e.g., luggage, china, happiness.

      a noun denoting something that normally cannot be counted but that may be countable when it refers to different units or types, e.g., coffee, bread (I drank some coffee, I ordered two coffees; we ate some bread, we bought several different breads).

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