[ hyooj or, often, yooj ]
/ hyudʒ or, often, yudʒ /
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adjective, hug·er, hug·est.
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.
OTHER WORDS FOR huge
OPPOSITES FOR huge
1 small, tiny, diminutive.
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Origin of huge
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1. 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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OTHER WORDS FROM huge
hugely, adverbhugeness, nouno·ver·huge, adjectiveo·ver·huge·ly, adverb
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How to use huge in a sentence
“You see how the war affects every single character, and in the hugest way possible,” added Dan Stevens.The Brits' Surprising Emmy Hit|Jace Lacob|August 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Many much more recent poets seem to have achieved their hugest popular successes whilst in a comatose state.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman
Roger, the elder, had one of the hugest kitchens and shops in Kisington.Kisington Town|Abbie Farwell Brown
They dropped the thing a dozen times in ten miles, and thought it the hugest joke in the world.The Unveiling of Lhasa|Edmund Candler
Money for even the hugest extravagances of only one man, the provinces could supply.
We once gave the hugest of these destroyed rodents, I remember, to an amiable old sow, a friend of the family.Alone|Norman Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for huge
/ (hjuːdʒ) /
extremely large in size, amount, or scopeArchaic form: hugeous
Derived forms of hugehugeness, noun
Word Origin for huge
C13: from Old French ahuge, of uncertain origin
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