Noun: mass mas
Verb: mass mas
- The property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
- (often followed by 'of') a large number, amount or extent
"a mass of letters";
- batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mess, mickle [archaic], mint, mountain, muckle, passel [US], peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, bunch
- An ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
- A body of matter without definite shape
"a huge ice mass"
- The common people generally
"separate the warriors from the mass";
- multitude, masses, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed
- The property of something that is great in magnitude
"he received a mass of correspondence";
- bulk, volume
Adjective: mass mas
- Join together into a mass, collect or form a mass
"Crowds were massing outside the palace"
Noun: Mass mas
- Formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole
"mass expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year";
- aggregate, aggregated, aggregative
- (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
- A musical setting for a Mass
"they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"
- A sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite
"the priest said Mass"
Derived forms: massed, masses, massing, Masses
See also: collective
Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, body, church music, collection, crowd, crowd together, fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, group, grouping, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, magnitude, physical property, prayer, religious ceremony, religious music, religious ritual
Part of: High Mass
Encyclopedia: Mass, Nuptial