- 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.
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Origin of mass
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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Example sentences from the Web for massing
Is Moscow massing troops on the border for leverage or for war?Russia Swears No Invasion, Never Mind All the Tanks|Jacob Siegel|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The police station got a call: Brotherhood sympathizers were massing for an attack.In Egypt’s Countryside, Vendettas Between Police and Islamists Simmer|Mike Giglio, Christopher Dickey|October 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Syrian military seems to be massing to move into the rebel-held city of Homs, writes James Harkin.
Evangelicals, fired up by the U.S.-Israel drama, are massing for the midterm elections.
A tall grower, branching freely, therefore well adapted to back rows, or massing.Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
The darkness of the photograph is due to the massing of the pigment particles.Paint Technology and Tests|Henry A. Gardner
He was ordered in September to move to Podolia, on the frontiers of which the Russians were massing.Kosciuszko|Monica Mary Gardner
A week ago all the guns that had been massing let loose their fire.From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917|Philip Gibbs
News arrived that troops were marching towards, and massing on, the border; rumours spread that annexation was inevitable.The Transvaal from Within|J. P. Fitzpatrick
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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.)