\ ˈhyüj How to pronounce huge (audio) , ˈyüj \
huger; hugest

Definition of huge

: very large or extensive: such as
a : of great size or area huge buildings
b : great in scale or degree a huge deficit a huge undertaking They're having a huge sale tomorrow. The crowds were huge. Your help made a huge difference.
c : great in scope or character a dancer of huge talent

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Other Words from huge

hugely adverb
hugeness noun

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enormous, immense, huge, vast, gigantic, colossal, mammoth mean exceedingly large. enormous and immense both suggest an exceeding of all ordinary bounds in size or amount or degree, but enormous often adds an implication of abnormality or monstrousness. an enormous expense an immense shopping mall huge commonly suggests an immensity of bulk or amount. incurred a huge debt vast usually suggests immensity of extent. the vast Russian steppes gigantic stresses the contrast with the size of others of the same kind. a gigantic sports stadium colossal applies especially to a human creation of stupendous or incredible dimensions. a colossal statue of Lincoln mammoth suggests both hugeness and ponderousness of bulk. a mammoth boulder

Examples of huge in a Sentence

Renovating the house is a huge undertaking. The store is having a huge sale tomorrow.
Recent Examples on the Web They have been asked to treat huge numbers of very sick people in a shifting landscape without sufficient personal protective equipment or coordination. Matthew Lewis, STAT, "Calling health care workers ‘heroes’ harms all of us," 21 May 2020 Seemingly overnight, a huge number of food service workers were unemployed. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Restaurants in Cincinnati welcomed back diners inside. Here's how dinner went," 21 May 2020 Walmart, the largest grocer in the US, is already the local store for a huge number of Americans. Marc Bain, Quartz, "Covid-19 is helping Walmart make up ground against Amazon," 19 May 2020 Flynn ultimately collected and analyzed data for huge numbers of commercial mortgages. Heather Vogell, ProPublica, "Whistleblower: Wall Street Has Engaged in Widespread Manipulation of Mortgage Funds," 15 May 2020 That means huge numbers of Oregonians have been going without benefits during the economic catastrophe triggered by the coronavirus. oregonlive, "Oregon House majority leader calls for ‘bold action’ on jobless claims backlog," 13 May 2020 With more than 2,500 deaths, California avoided the huge death toll faced by hot spots such as New York, which has recorded more than 25,000 fatalities. Los Angeles Times, "Fears of a second coronavirus surge haunt California as it begins slow-speed reopening of economy," 8 May 2020 Spain continues to suffer a huge daily toll as well. David Rovella, Bloomberg.com, "Your Evening Briefing," 8 May 2020 Results like Roth’s theorem and Szemeredi’s theorem establish bounds on the sizes of these sets and their variations, often using advanced mathematics (like ergodic theory and Fourier transforms) and huge numbers. Quanta Magazine, "To Win This Numbers Game, Learn to Avoid Math Patterns," 7 May 2020

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First Known Use of huge

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for huge

Middle English, from Old French ahuge

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The first known use of huge was in the 12th century

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26 May 2020

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“Huge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huge. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of huge

: very large : very great in size, amount, or degree
\ ˈhyüj How to pronounce huge (audio) , ˈyüj \
huger; hugest

Kids Definition of huge

: great in size or degree : vast

Other Words from huge

hugely adverb The program was hugely successful.

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