\ 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.

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What the scientists found was huge: 1.81 million quakes, 10 times more earthquakes occurring with 10 times more frequency than quakes identified using standard methods. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "It's Really Hard to Predict an Earthquake, but Scientists Are Getting Closer," 14 Aug. 2019 Plenty of other celebs — like Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande — have previously spoken out about the importance of taking breathers in between huge projects or public appearances. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "BTS Is Taking an "Extended Period of Rest and Relaxation"," 11 Aug. 2019 The discounts are huge with up to 70 percent off in some categories, such as outdoor essentials, bedding, and kids. Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored, "Wayfair's 48-hour blowout sale is exactly what you need for a fall refresh," 10 Aug. 2019 And for me, just seeing (Autumn) smile in a situation like that was huge. NBC News, "After mass shootings, this little-known FBI unit focuses on helping victims," 10 Aug. 2019 David Lloyd George, a Liberal prime minister whose time in office combined huge constitutional changes, political chicanery and enthusiastic infidelity, also fits. The Economist, "Boris Johnson is looking like Theresa May 2.0," 8 Aug. 2019 That’s why this match was so huge for Orlando City. Mike Bianchi, Pro Soccer USA, "Atlanta United crushes Orlando City’s dreams — again," 8 Aug. 2019 In person, the larger Galaxy Note10+ is absolutely huge. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Galaxy Note10 hands-on: Samsung falls behind the competition," 8 Aug. 2019 So this year, having OTAs, that was huge for me in the first place. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Vikings TE Tyler Conklin making big strides entering second season," 3 Aug. 2019

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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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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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