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mass

mass

 
pronunciation:
maes
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large unspecified amount or number.
a mass of people in the hall
synonyms:
accumulation, aggregation, crowd, horde, host, lot, multitude, throng
similar words:
abundance, assembly, bank, bunch, collection, deposit, fleet, flock, gathering, group, heap, load, many, multiplicity, myriad, pile, quantity, stack, ton, volume
definition 2: a body of relatively formless matter, often of a large size.
a mass of wet clay
synonyms:
hunk
similar words:
agglomerate, block, cake, chunk, clump, concretion, deposit, glob, lump, wad
definition 3: the greater part of anything.
The mass of the members wanted free elections.
synonyms:
body, bulk, majority, most, weight
similar words:
lion's share
definition 4: in physics, the quality of a body that determines its resistance to acceleration.
similar words:
bulk, matter, weight
definition 5: size or bulk.
similar words:
bulk, dimensions, gravity, magnitude, matter, size, volume, weight
definition 6: (pl.) the total body of common people (usu. prec. by the).
synonyms:
crowd, mob, multitude, people, public
similar words:
canaille, hoi polloi, proletariat, rabble
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: pertaining to that which characterizes or affects the masses or large numbers of people.
mass culturemass communicationmass paranoia
synonyms:
popular, public
similar words:
mob, plebeian
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: massed, masses, massing
definition: to merge together to form a mass.
The people massed in front of the governor's door.
synonyms:
amass, collect, concentrate, conglomerate, congregate, crowd, gather, throng
similar words:
agglomerate, cluster, horde
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to assemble or group into a mass.
synonyms:
aggregate, assemble, collect, concentrate, conglomerate, congregate, gather
similar words:
agglomerate, amass
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