\ ˈhyüj How to pronounce huge (audio) , 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.
Recent Examples on the Web There's really not a huge difference in the efficacy of many of the products out there. Kevin O’brien, Fortune, "The email security market is littered with false claims. How to fix it," 27 Nov. 2020 Hair plays a huge part in Black culture and my family's hair routines were a big part of my everyday life. Paige Stables, Allure, "My Heritage Helped Make My Beauty Brand a Success," 26 Nov. 2020 The coverage played a huge part in the six third down sacks. Luke Johnson, NOLA.com, "Saints rewatch: How the Saints rattled Matt Ryan on 3rd down, and Taysom Hill's efficient day," 24 Nov. 2020 Being slow, meticulous and thorough can make a huge difference when the results are revealed. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Nov. 23, 2020: Gemini, use expanded perceptions of empathy; Leo, avoid social media," 23 Nov. 2020 Creators are a huge part of any social media platform and are increasingly being courted to produce exclusive content. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "Now Snapchat has a TikTok copycat, too," 23 Nov. 2020 But the bump from 30 fps on older consoles to 60 fps on newer consoles makes a huge difference when seeing these games in motion. Kyle Orland And Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Xbox Series X/S vs. PlayStation 5: Our launch-month verdict," 22 Nov. 2020 There is a huge emotional and physical difference between entering the NBA as a teenager compared to the early 20s. Terry Pluto, cleveland, "In entitlement mess of NBA draft, Cavaliers seem to make a safe, smart pick – Terry Pluto," 20 Nov. 2020 Ponds and wetlands created by beavers are a huge part of the landscape, covering roughly 13 percent of the park’s land in 2019, according to new research published this week in the journal Science Advances. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Minnesota Wolves Are Eating Beavers and Reshaping Wetlands," 20 Nov. 2020

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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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30 Nov 2020

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“Huge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huge. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of huge

: very large : very great in size, amount, or degree
\ ˈhyüj How to pronounce huge (audio) , 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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