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English adjective: mass

1. mass formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole


SamplesAggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year.
The aggregated amount of indebtedness.


Synonymsaggregate, aggregated, aggregative


Similarcollective


Antonymsdistributive


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


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsbatch, 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 categoryChurch of Rome, Protestant, Protestant Church, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church

5. mass (object) a body of matter without definite shape


SamplesA huge ice mass.


Broader (hypernym)body


Narrower (hyponym)coprolith, drift, faecalith, fecalith, mat, mush, pulp, stercolith

6. mass (group) the common people generally


SamplesSeparate the warriors from the mass.
Power to the people.


Synonymshoi 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


SamplesIt is cheaper to buy it in bulk.
He received a mass of correspondence.
The volume of exports.


Synonymsbulk, volume


Broader (hypernym)magnitude


Narrower (hyponym)dollar volume, turnover

8. Mass (communication) a musical setting for a Mass


SamplesThey played a Mass composed by Beethoven.


Broader (hypernym)church music, religious music


Narrower (hyponym)Requiem


Part meronymHigh Mass

9. Mass (communication) a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite


SamplesThe priest said Mass.


Broader (hypernym)prayer


English verb: mass

1. mass (motion) join together into a mass or collect or form a mass


SamplesCrowds were massing outside the palace.


ExamplesThe crowds mass in the streets


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)crowd, crowd together


Narrower (hyponym)press









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