mass movement



an organized effort by a large number of people, especially those not forming part of the elite of a given society, to bring about pervasive changes in existing social, economic, or political institutions, frequently characterized by charismatic leadership.

Nearby words

  1. mass market,
  2. mass media,
  3. mass medium,
  4. mass meeting,
  5. mass merchandiser,
  6. mass noun,
  7. mass number,
  8. mass observation,
  9. mass peristalsis,
  10. mass production

Origin of mass movement

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mass movement

  • The rack hadn't hit the top of the slide before there was a sort of mass-movement towards the mutuel windows.

    The Big Fix|George Oliver Smith