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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 common people generally
    "separate the warriors from the mass";
    - multitude, masses, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed
  6. 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"
Adjective: mass  mas
  1. 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
Noun: Mass  mas
  1. (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
  2. A sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite
    "the priest said Mass"
  3. A musical setting for a Mass
    "they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"

Derived forms: massed, massing, Masses, 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