[ US /ˈmæs/ ]
[ UK /mˈæs/ ]
  1. formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole
    aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year
    the aggregated amount of indebtedness
  1. a body of matter without definite shape
    a huge ice mass
  2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    a batch of letters
    a slew of journalists
    a lot of money
    a wad of money
    it must have cost plenty
    a deal of trouble
    he made a mint on the stock market
  3. the property of something that is great in magnitude
    it is cheaper to buy it in bulk
    the volume of exports
    he received a mass of correspondence
  4. the common people generally
    separate the warriors from the mass
    power to the people
  5. an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
  6. the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
  1. join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
    Crowds were massing outside the palace
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How To Use mass In A Sentence

  • Rows of brick garden apartments all backed onto a massive common garden: a shared backyard for children to play, dogs to gambol, and families to eat picnics together. Day of Honey
  • Instead of asking the fortunate few, why doesn't Ted asked the gifted masses of state employees to do a little giveback? We're! Number! 5! (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • Mass culture is supposedly a leveler and globalizer - by definition, we all share mass cultural references.
  • Equally badly behaved, but a little calmer and better informed, were the massive numbers from the labor unions.
  • If you accept that you have to do mass education - and, to keep costs low and for a lot of other reasons, I think that's not an unreasonable conclusion - you have to systematize it.
  • But as I was mulling this a little later, I was suddenly struck by one of those things that was probably already obvious to everyone else: There are a handful of strange inflection points where rock nerd culture and mass culture are in eerie synchrony for a few moments before skittering off in their respective ways for a bit — and one of them was my early teens. The (Rock) Stars Are Aligned
  • It does a lot of spa treatments, everything from facials to aromatherapy to regular massage therapy.
  • Though serfs were freed in 1864, they remained poor sharecroppers and staged a massive peasant uprising in 1907.
  • There's no massive hills and the swim won't be rough. Times, Sunday Times
  • Another harvest has failed, and international aid agencies warn of the threat of mass starvation.
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