mass

  • 41mass — 01. Doctors discovered a large [mass] in Catriona s right breast during a routine examination, and have scheduled her for immediate surgery. 02. There was a [mass] protest against the government s decision to cut funding for high school music… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 42mass — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 large amount/number of sth VERBS ▪ enormous, great, huge, large, vast ▪ broad ▪ Their policies appeal to the broad mass of the population …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 43mass — I n. body of matter 1) a plastic; shapeless; sticky mass 2) a land mass 3) critical mass 4) atomic mass 5) a dense mass (of smoke) 6) (med.) a fixed; hard; irregular; movable; nodular; palpable mass II n. celebration of the Eucharist 1) to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 44mass — I [[t]mæs[/t]] n. 1) a body of coherent matter, usu. of indefinite shape: a mass of dough[/ex] 2) a collection of incoherent particles, parts, or objects regarded as forming one body: a mass of sand[/ex] 3) aggregate; whole: People, in the mass,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 45mass — I. /mæs / (say mas) noun 1. a body of coherent matter, usually of indefinite shape and often of considerable size: a mass of dough. 2. an aggregation of incoherent particles, parts, or objects regarded as forming one body: a mass of sand. 3. a… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 46mass — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mæsse, modification of Vulgar Latin *messa, literally, dismissal at the end of a religious service, from Late Latin missa, from Latin, feminine of missus, past participle of mittere to send Date …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 47mass — {{11}}mass (n.1) lump, quantity, size, late 14c., from O.Fr. masse lump, heap, pile; crowd, large amount; ingot, bar (11c.), and directly from L. massa kneaded dough, lump, that which adheres together like dough, probably from Gk. maza barley… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 48mass — 1 noun 1 LARGE AMOUNT a) (C) a large amount of a substance, liquid, or gas, that does not have a clear shape: The food had all congealed into a sticky mass. (+ of): A mass of almost pure white cloud lay below us. b) a mass of a large amount or… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 49mass*/*/ — [mæs] noun I 1) [C] a large quantity, number, or amount The police had a mass of evidence.[/ex] a mass of fallen leaves[/ex] 2) [C] a lump or amount of a substance that does not have a clear or definite shape The vegetables had turned into a… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 50mass — 1. noun /mæs,mæs/ a) The Eucharist, now especially in Roman Catholicism. And if it were not for theſe Principles the Bodies of the Earth, Planets, Comets, Sun, and all things in them would grow cold and freeze, and become inactive Maſſes ; . b)… …

    Wiktionary

  • 51mass — noun 1》 a coherent body of matter with no definite shape.     ↘any of the main portions in a painting that each have some unity in colour, lighting, etc. 2》 a large number of people or objects gathered together: a mass of cyclists.     ↘a large… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 52mass — 1. noun 1) a soggy mass of fallen leaves Syn: pile, heap; accumulation, aggregation, accretion, concretion, buildup; informal batch, wad 2) a mass of cyclists Syn: crowd, horde, large group …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 53Mass No. 3 — Among the mass settings known as Mass No. 3 are: Bruckner s Mass No. 3 in F minor, WAB 28 Haydn s Mass No. 3 in C major, Cäcilienmesse, H. XXII:5 Haydn s Missa in Angustiis, Novello 3 Mozart s Mass No. 3 in C major, Dominicus, K. 66 This… …

    Wikipedia

  • 54Mass — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Alleluia, Anamnesis, Blessing, Canon, Collect, Communion, Consecration, Credo, Dismissal, Dry Mass, Epistle, Eucharistic rites, Fraction, Gloria, Gospel, Gradual, Introit, Kyrie, Kyrie Eleison, Lady Mass,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 55mass — English has two distinct words mass. The one meaning ‘Eucharist’ [OE] comes from late Latin missa, a noun use of the feminine past participle of mittere ‘send’ (source of English admit, commit, dismiss, mission, etc) possibly arising from Ite,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 56mass — 1. noun 1) a soggy mass of fallen leaves Syn: pile, heap, accumulation, mess, mat, tangle 2) a mass of cyclists Syn: crowd, horde, throng, host, troop …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 57mass — The quantity of matter a body contains. Mass is measured in kilograms (and often incorrectly called weight). The mass of a body does not change if, for example, it is moved to the Moon where the force of gravity is less. also See sprung mass… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 58mass — English has two distinct words mass. The one meaning ‘Eucharist’ [OE] comes from late Latin missa, a noun use of the feminine past participle of mittere ‘send’ (source of English admit, commit, dismiss, mission, etc) possibly arising from Ite,… …

    Word origins

  • 59MASS — Acronym for mitral valve prolapse, aortic anomalies, skeletal changes, and skin changes. See M. syndrome. * * * Medicine, Angioplasty, or Surgery Study * * * mass mas n 1) the property of a body that is a measure of its inertia, that is commonly… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 60mass — 1. A lump or aggregation of coherent material. SYN: massa [TA]. 2. In pharmacy, a soft solid preparation containing an active medicinal agent, of such consistency that it can be divided into small pieces and rolled into pills. 3. One of the seven …

    Medical dictionary