- Painting. an expanse of color or tone that defines form or shape in general outline rather than in detail.
- a shape or three-dimensional volume that has or gives the illusion of having weight, density, and bulk.
- pertaining to, involving, or affecting a large number of people: mass unemployment; mass migrations.
- affecting a number of people, but more than two and typically a large number: mass murder;a mass shooting.
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synonym study for mass
OTHER WORDS FROM massmass·ed·ly [mas-id-lee, mast-lee], /ˈmæs ɪd li, ˈmæst li/, adverbun·massed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH massmassed , mast
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A draft of the state’s vaccination plan says local health districts will set up mass vaccination clinics.Virginia’s coronavirus numbers are rising. Here’s what you need to know.|Antonio Olivo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Twitter is a mass-reality-distortion field for liberals and reporters.Blunt 2020 lessons for media, America|Jim VandeHei|November 20, 2020|Axios
In the second, electric power made mass production possible.The promise of the fourth industrial revolution|Jason Sparapani|November 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
In 2016, scientists linked a mass extinction of marine life 550 million years ago with reversals that weakened the magnetic field.50 years ago, scientists named Earth’s magnetic field as a suspect in extinctions|Jonathan Lambert|November 19, 2020|Science News
So, this is going to be grocery stores, drug stores, convenience stores, mass-merchant stores, etc.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 19, 2020|Freakonomics
But what is it like with no Penelope Cruz pouting in sheer red satin, without the massed paparazzi, and screaming publicists?No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic|Liza Foreman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once you raised it, a massed army was wasting away, whether it fought or not, or whether it advanced, retreated, or stood still.Why the U.S. Army Is Stuck in the 19th Century|Bill Sweetman|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the past several days, Kurdish Peshmerga forces have massed in the thousands around the northern approaches to Zumar.Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq?|Ford Sypher|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Kremlin also announced it was starting to pull back an estimated 40,000 troops massed on the border.Desperate Violence Before Ukraine Vote|Jamie Dettmer|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the leaked recording, the operative said that there are “300 military units” massed near Donetsk and “marines are arriving.”A Putin Climb-Down on Ukraine?|Igor Kossov|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Massed on the plateau above the mule-path, the whole population of the village stood to watch them down the steep descent.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
David Arden, as he promised, had dictated to him in outline the awful case he had massed against his client.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
For this purpose he obtained permission to hold a big camp of instruction, where all the divisions of his corps were massed.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
All the divisions could thus be promptly massed on the English whether they should select the higher or the lower line of advance.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
An essay is well massed if the parts are so arranged that things of importance will arrest the attention.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
British Dictionary definitions for mass (1 of 3)
Derived forms of massmassed, adjectivemassedly (ˈmæsɪdlɪ, ˈmæstlɪ), adverb
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In physics, the property of matter that measures its resistance to acceleration. Roughly, the mass of an object is a measure of the number of atoms in it. The basic unit of measurement for mass is the kilogram. (See Newton's laws of motion; compare weight.)
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In music, a musical setting for the texts used in the Christian Church at the celebration of the Mass, or sacrament of Communion. Most Masses have been written for use in the Roman Catholic Church.
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Cultural definitions for mass (3 of 3)
The common name in the Roman Catholic Church, and among some members of the Anglican Communion, for the sacrament of Communion.