- 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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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.
In the second, electric power made mass production possible.
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.
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
On the leaked recording, the operative said that there are “300 military units” massed near Donetsk and “marines are arriving.”
More than 40,000 Russian troops are massed on the border in a highly aggressive posture, say U.S. and Ukrainian officials.
From the massed figures there rose a moan, and Chet felt poignantly the animal misery of it.Brood of the Dark Moon|Charles Willard Diffin
The sun, now at high noon, massed the trees' shadow close around their trunks.The Ink-Stain, Complete|Rene Bazin
They concentrated large forces and advanced in massed formation.
Money should be appropriated to permit troops to be massed in body and exercised in maneuvers, particularly in marching.State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt|Theodore Roosevelt
Massed everywhere, as near as the Turkish police would let them come, were dense crowds of the population of Constantinople.
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.)