huge

adjective
\ 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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The engines are similarly huge, running 11 feet in diameter, with 16 fan blades crammed into a 14-foot engine capsule. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "GE's Enormous New Jet Engines Sound Fiercely Loud in Runway Test," 17 Jan. 2019 That's about twice as productive as a typical Australian vegetable farm, although the output range of the urban farms was huge—everything from slightly below large farm productivity to five times as productive. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Urban farms could be incredibly efficient—but aren’t yet," 27 Dec. 2018 Built by longtime University of Tennessee architecture professor William Starke Shell, the 1,600-square-foot home features a flat roof, 40-by-40 steel beams, and huge glass panels. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 11 best midcentury modern homes of 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 The marches in 2017 were huge — and the energy continued Despite the controversy, the first march was, in many ways, a resounding success. Anna North, Vox, "The Women’s March changed the American left. Now anti-Semitism allegations threaten the group’s future.," 21 Dec. 2018 For one, people loved it: The season one finale brought in a whopping 1.9 million viewers, which is huge for premium cable. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "'Big Little Lies' Season 2: Everything We Know So Far," 3 Jan. 2019 Along with a host of statement Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Blake teamed the dress with bedazzled gold Louboutin heels, and huge, voluminous, pinned-back curls for the perfect finishing touch. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Blake Lively's Silver Chainmail Dress and Huge Curls are Your Ultimate Holiday Party Inspiration," 3 Dec. 2018 The Green Pastures property is huge, with low-hanging oak trees surrounding the circa-1893 farmhouse. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "This Sprawling House In Texas Now Houses A Gorgeous Restaurant," 20 Nov. 2018 Opening day is huge for all those involved with construction, and for many members of the community as well. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "The Dallas Arboretum Uses 100,000 Pumpkins to Build Its Annual Fall Village," 12 Oct. 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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The first known use of huge was in the 12th century

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More Definitions for huge

huge

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of huge

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

huge

adjective
\ 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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