huge

adjective \ ˈhyüj , ˈyüj \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of huge

huger; hugest
: 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

hugely

adverb

hugeness

noun

Examples of huge in a Sentence

  1. Renovating the house is a huge undertaking.

  2. The store is having a huge sale tomorrow.

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Origin and Etymology of huge

Middle English, from Old French ahuge

Synonym Discussion of 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

HUGE Defined for English Language Learners

huge

adjective

Definition of huge for English Language Learners

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


HUGE Defined for Kids

huge

adjective \ ˈhyüj , ˈyüj \

Definition of huge for Students

huger; hugest
: great in size or degree : vast

hugely

adverb
  • The program was hugely successful.


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