mass

phonetic symbol: / mǽs / 

mass - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist

[ noun ]
■ the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field

[ noun ]
■ the property of something that is great in magnitude
e.g.)
・he received a mass of correspondence
bulk , volume

[ noun ]
■ a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite
e.g.)
・the priest said Mass

[ noun ]
■ a musical setting for a Mass
e.g.)
・they played a Mass composed by Beethoven

[ noun ]
■ an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)

[ noun ]
■ the common people generally
e.g.)
・separate the warriors from the mass
hoi polloi , masses , multitude , people , the great unwashed

[ noun ]
■ a body of matter without definite shape
e.g.)
・a huge ice mass

[ noun ]
■ (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
batch , deal , flock , good deal , great deal , hatful , heap , lot , mess , mickle , mint , mountain , muckle , passel , peck , pile , plenty , pot , quite a little , raft , sight , slew , spate , stack , tidy sum , wad

[ verb ]
■ join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
e.g.)
・Crowds were massing outside the palace

[ adjective satellite ]
■ formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole
aggregate , aggregated , aggregative

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