[hyooj or, often, yooj]
- extraordinarily large in bulk, quantity, or extent: a huge ship; a huge portion of ice cream.
- of unbounded extent, scope, or character; limitless: the huge genius of Mozart.
- Slang. very important, successful, popular, etc.: The show is huge in Britain.
Origin of huge
1. mammoth, gigantic, colossal; vast; stupendous; bulky. Huge, enormous, immense, tremendous imply great magnitude. Huge implies massiveness, bulkiness, or even shapelessness: a huge mass of rock; a huge collection of antiques. Enormous, literally out of the norm, applies to what exceeds in extent, magnitude, or degree, a norm or standard: an enormous iceberg. Tremendous, in informal use, applies to anything so huge as to be astonishing or to inspire awe: a tremendous amount of equipment. Immense, literally not measurable, is particularly applicable to what is exceedingly great, without reference to a standard: immense buildings. All are used figuratively: a huge success; enormous curiosity; tremendous effort; immense joy.
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Examples from the Web for huger
Bollman leaps from his horse and throws the bridle to Huger.
Huger lifted him up and then started off to recover the horse.
Charleston was the next stopping-place; this was the home of the Huger family.
What is huger or more formidable in appearance than the elephant?Plutarch's Morals
For Captain Huger was as tender and as kind to him as his own dear father.A Confederate Girl's Diary
Sarah Margan Dawson
- extremely large in size, amount, or scopeArchaic form: hugeous
C13: from Old French ahuge, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for huger
mid-12c., apparently a shortening of Old French ahuge, ahoge "extremely large, enormous; mighty, powerful," itself of uncertain origin. Expanded form hugeous is attested from early 15c. Related: Hugeness.
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