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 Duchess of Cambridge is a huge fan of doing the unthinkable by, *gasp*, wearing the same outfit more than once. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Just Rewore the Antonio Beradi Dress From Her First Ever Public Event With Prince Harry," 30 Oct. 2018 Discovery viewers who are huge fans of the mining industry are now getting a brand-new series to obsess over. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "'Gold Rush' Star Todd Hoffman Is Creating a New Reality Competition Show," 28 Oct. 2018 Holland and the writing staff are huge fans of Back to the Future. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "The Big Bang Theory," 25 Oct. 2018 The display can blast out up to 400 nits, even with the new 1-watt panel technology—a huge deal, and one of the most important announcements to come out of Computex this year. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "HP Spectre x360 13 (2018) hands on: 'Whiskey Lake' power sits alongside 22 hours of battery life," 23 Oct. 2018 That gap has created an opportunity for startups and technology firms to make a huge difference in an industry beset by increasing costs and labor shortages. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Can artificial intelligence change construction?," 12 Oct. 2018 Equatorial regions of the potentially life-supporting Europa, which harbors a huge ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell, are probably studded with blades of ice up to 50 feet (15 meters) tall, a new study suggests. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Jupiter Moon Europa's Jagged Ice Towers Could Imperil Robot Landers," 8 Oct. 2018 Jack and Rebecca are huge Steelers fans, which of course made the tie-in extra touching. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Here's What Franco Harris Might Have to Do With "This Is Us'," 26 Sep. 2018 My wife was a huge Neil Young fan, too, so that trip was in large part a memorial to her and another friend, Brenda, who had also died. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 People on Why It's Never Too Late to Start Traveling," 12 Sep. 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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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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