Definitions for mass

Definitions for (noun) mass

Main entry: Mass

Definition: (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist

Main entry: mass

Definition: the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field

Main entry: volume, mass, bulk

Definition: the property of something that is great in magnitude

Usage: it is cheaper to buy it in bulk; he received a mass of correspondence; the volume of exports

Main entry: Mass

Definition: a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite

Usage: the priest said Mass

Main entry: Mass

Definition: a musical setting for a Mass

Usage: they played a Mass composed by Beethoven

Main entry: mass

Definition: an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)

Main entry: hoi polloi, the great unwashed, mass, masses, multitude, people

Definition: the common people generally

Usage: separate the warriors from the mass; power to the people

Main entry: mass

Definition: a body of matter without definite shape

Usage: a huge ice mass

Main entry: batch, mint, mountain, muckle, peck, passel, tidy sum, deal, spate, sight, slew, stack, heap, hatful, good deal, great deal, wad, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, lot, mass, mess, mickle, flock

Definition: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

Usage: 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

Definitions for (verb) mass

Main entry: mass

Definition: join together into a mass or collect or form a mass

Usage: Crowds were massing outside the palace

Definitions for (adj) mass

Main entry: aggregate, aggregated, aggregative, mass

Definition: formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole

Usage: aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year; the aggregated amount of indebtedness

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