\ˈhyüj, 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

Choose the Right Synonym for huge

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.

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Everything is walk-able: a ballgame at Petco Park, the opera at the Civic Center, the symphony at Symphony Hall or Embarcadero Park South, the huge variety of restaurants and clubs from East Village to Little Italy and points between. Lisa Deaderick,, "Leading a local council to teach people about the world around them," 14 July 2018 His fortunes dwindled as his power business racked up huge debts and the telecommunications business suffered through over-competition. Fortune, "8 Things to Know About Mukesh Ambani, Asia's Newest Richest Man," 13 July 2018 Today marks the fifth season for the battle royale game, which follows a one-time rocket launch event that added a huge crack in the sky and plenty of unfolding mysteries to solve. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Fortnite season 5 introduces temporal rifts, golf carts, and new locations," 12 July 2018 The other islands are rat free and contain huge colonies of seabirds. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Coral Reefs Need Fewer Rats and More Bird Poo," 12 July 2018 The two looked very happy in the Big Apple—and her huge ring is hard to miss. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hailey Baldwin Flaunts Her Massive Engagement Ring with Justin Bieber in NYC," 11 July 2018 Commentators say the actual number was much higher because so many people watched the game on huge screens in parks and shopping centers. Danica Kirka, The Seattle Times, "Coach of England wins the nation’s heart by being a nice guy," 10 July 2018 Following an insane season of twists and turns worthy of an M. Night Shyamalan movie, including a huge number of murders, the finale closed with Archie's arrest. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Riverdale Season 3: Everything You Need to Know," 6 July 2018 This development is thought to be a huge blow for Huddersfield, who are looking to keep their place in England's top flight, having surprised the masses by surviving last season despite being tipped to go right back down., "Huddersfield Miss Out on French Defensive Target After He Joins Bundesliga Outfit Mainz," 9 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of huge

: very large : very great in size, amount, or degree


\ˈhyüj, 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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a state of commotion or excitement

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