see also: Mass
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (physical) Matter, material.
    1. A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size
    2. (obsolete) Precious metal, especially gold or silver.
    3. (physics) The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume. It is one of four fundamental properties of matter. It is measured in kilograms in the SI system of measurement.
    4. (pharmacy) A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
    5. (medicine) A palpable or visible abnormal globular structure; a tumor.
    6. (bodybuilding) Excess body weight, especially in the form of muscle hypertrophy.
    7. (proscribed) Synonym of weight#English|weight
  2. A large quantity; a sum.
    1. Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
    2. The principal part; the main body.
    3. A large body of individuals, especially persons.
      The mass of spectators didn't see the infraction on the field.
      A mass of ships converged on the beaches of Dunkirk.
    4. (in the plural) The lower classes of persons.
      The masses are revolting.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: massa
  • Russian: ма́сса
  • Portuguese: grosso
  • Russian: ма́сса
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  • Russian: ма́сса
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  • Russian: ма́сса
  • Russian: ма́ссы
Translations Verb

mass (masses, present participle massing; past and past participle massed)

  1. (transitive) To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
  2. (intransitive) To have a certain mass.
    I mass 70 kilograms.
Synonyms Adjective

mass (not comparable)

  1. Involving a mass of things; concerning a large quantity or number.
    There is evidence of mass extinctions in the distant past.
  2. Involving a mass of people; of, for, or by the masses.
    Mass unemployment resulted from the financial collapse.
  • Russian: ма́ссовый
  • Spanish: másico, másica
Translations Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /mæs/
  • (British) IPA: /mæs/, /mɑːs/

mass (plural masses)

  1. (Christianity) The Eucharist, now especially in Roman Catholicism.
  2. (Christianity) Celebration of the Eucharist.
  3. (Christianity, usually as the Mass) The sacrament of the Eucharist.
  4. A musical setting of parts of the mass.
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mass (masses, present participle massing; past and past participle massed)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To celebrate mass.
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (Roman Catholic Church) The principal liturgical service of the Church, including a scripture service and a eucharistic service, which includes the consecration and oblation (offering) of the host and wine.
  2. A similar ceremony offered by a number of Christian churches.
  3. (music) A musical composition set to portions of the Mass.
Related terms Translations Translations Proper noun
  1. Abbreviation of Massachusetts#English|Massachusetts.
  2. Alternative form of Mas

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