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Noun: masses  ma-siz
  1. The common people generally
    "separate the warriors from the masses";
    - multitude, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed
     
  2. [Brit] A large number or amount
    "made masses of new friends";
    - tons, dozens, heaps, lots, piles, scores, stacks, loads, rafts, slews, wads, oodles, gobs [N. Amer], scads [N. Amer], lashings [Brit], many
Noun: mass  mas
  1. The property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
     
  2. (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
     
  3. An ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
     
  4. A body of matter without definite shape
    "a huge ice mass"
     
  5. The property of something that is great in magnitude
    "he received a mass of correspondence";
    - bulk, volume
Verb: mass  mas
  1. Join together into a mass, collect or form a mass
    "Crowds were massing outside the palace"
Noun: massé  ma'sey [N. Amer], 'ma,sey [Brit]
  1. A shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball
    - massé shot

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, body, collection, crowd, crowd together, fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, group, grouping, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, magnitude, physical property, shot, stroke

Part of: billiards, pocket billiards, pool

Encyclopedia: Masses, Bequests for

Mass, Nuptial