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Definition of "mass." []

  • A large coherent body of matter without a definite shape (noun)
  • A collection of the component parts of something (noun)
  • A large amount or number, such as a great body of people (noun)
  • The main part or majority (noun)
  • The size of a body; bulk (noun)
  • A physical quantity expressing the amount of matter in a body. It is a measure of a body's resistance to changes in velocity (inertial mass) and also of the force experienced in a gravitational field (gravitational mass): according to the theory of relativity, inertial and gravitational masses are equal (noun)
  • (in painting, drawing, etc) an area of unified colour, shade, or intensity, usually denoting a solid form or plane (noun)
  • A pastelike composition of drugs from which pills are made (noun)
  • An irregular deposit of ore not occurring in veins (noun)
  • Done or occurring on a large scale (modifier)
  • Consisting of a mass or large number, esp of people (modifier)
  • To form (people or things) or (of people or things) to join together into a mass (verb)

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Use "mass." in a sentence
  • "Thirdly, we assumed as undenied, that the Reformers, having been born and educated in the Romish religion till their majority, were accustomed to this two-fold use of the term mass."
  • "Because the fresh-outs have just spent the last 4 years (at least) learning these new techniques and methods in mass."
  • "The black panthers and acorn have been turned loose in mass."