English adjective: mass
|1.||mass formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole|
|Samples||Aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year.|
The aggregated amount of indebtedness.
|Synonyms||aggregate, aggregated, aggregative|
English noun: mass
|1.||mass (attribute) the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field|
|Broader (hypernym)||fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, physical property|
|Narrower (hyponym)||atomic mass, atomic weight, biomass, body, bulk, critical mass, gravitational mass, inertial mass, mass defect, mass deficiency, mass energy, molecular weight, relative atomic mass, relative molecular mass, relativistic mass, rest mass|
|2.||mass (quantity) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent|
|Samples||A batch of letters.|
A deal of trouble.
A lot of money.
He made a mint on the stock market.
See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos.
It must have cost plenty.
A slew of journalists.
A wad of money.
|Synonyms||batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad|
|Broader (hypernym)||large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||deluge, flood, haymow, inundation, torrent|
|3.||mass (group) an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)|
|Broader (hypernym)||accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection|
|Narrower (hyponym)||logjam, shock|
|4.||Mass (act) (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist|
|Broader (hypernym)||religious ceremony, religious ritual|
|Narrower (hyponym)||High Mass, Low Mass, Requiem|
|Domain category||Church of Rome, Protestant, Protestant Church, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church|
|5.||mass (object) a body of matter without definite shape|
|Samples||A huge ice mass.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||coprolith, drift, faecalith, fecalith, mat, mush, pulp, stercolith|
|6.||mass (group) the common people generally|
|Samples||Separate the warriors from the mass.|
Power to the people.
|Synonyms||hoi polloi, masses, multitude, people, the great unwashed|
|Broader (hypernym)||group, grouping|
|Narrower (hyponym)||audience, followers, following, laity, temporalty|
|7.||mass (attribute) the property of something that is great in magnitude|
|Samples||It is cheaper to buy it in bulk.|
He received a mass of correspondence.
The volume of exports.
|Narrower (hyponym)||dollar volume, turnover|
|8.||Mass (communication) a musical setting for a Mass|
|Samples||They played a Mass composed by Beethoven.|
|Broader (hypernym)||church music, religious music|
|Part meronym||High Mass|
|9.||Mass (communication) a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite|
|Samples||The priest said Mass.|
English verb: mass
|1.||mass (motion) join together into a mass or collect or form a mass|
|Samples||Crowds were massing outside the palace.|
|Examples||The crowds mass in the streets|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||crowd, crowd together|