huge

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adjective \ˈhyüj, ˈyüj\

Definition of huge

huger

hugest

  1. :  very large or extensive: as a :  of great size or area b :  great in scale or degree <a huge deficit> 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.

Origin and Etymology of huge

Middle English, from Old French ahuge


First Known Use: 12th century

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

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adjective \ˈhyüj, ˈyüj\

Definition of huge for English Language Learners

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


HUGE Defined for Kids

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adjective \ˈhyüj, ˈyüj\

Definition of huge for Students

huger

hugest

  1. :  great in size or degree :  vast

hugely

adverb <The program was hugely successful.>


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