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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 [informal]
  2. [Brit, informal] A large number or amount
    "made masses of new friends";
    - tons [informal], dozens, heaps [informal], lots, piles [informal], scores, stacks [informal], loads [informal], rafts [informal], slews, wads [informal], oodles [informal], gobs [N. Amer, informal], scads [N. Amer, informal], lashings [Brit, informal], 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 [informal], plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, bunch [informal]
  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, Music of the

Massé, Victor