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mass

mass

 
 
pronunciation:
maes
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large amount or number.
A mass of people walked into the hall.
synonyms:
accumulation, crowd, horde, host, lot, multitude
similar words:
abundance, assembly, bank, bunch, collection, deposit, flock, gathering, group, heap, load, many, pile, quantity, stack, ton
definition 2: a body of matter that has no form.
He took a mass of wet clay and began to shape it.
synonyms:
hunk
similar words:
block, cake, chunk, clump, deposit, lump, wad
definition 3: the greater part of anything.
The mass of the students wanted more lunch choices in the cafeteria.
synonyms:
body, bulk, majority, most
definition 4: size or bulk.
The mass of this brick is greater than the mass of that book.
similar words:
bulk, dimensions, magnitude, matter, size, volume, weight
definition 5: (plural) the total body of common people (usually with "the").
The royal family listened to the will of the masses.
synonyms:
crowd, people, public
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with the masses or large numbers of people.
TV is a form of mass communication.
synonyms:
popular, public
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: massed, masses, massing
definition: to come together to form a mass.
The people massed in front of the governor's door.
synonyms:
concentrate, congregate, crowd, gather, throng
similar words:
cluster
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