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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



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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