ˈhyüj How to pronounce huge (audio)
huger; hugest
: very large or extensive: such as
: of great size or area
huge buildings
: 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.
: great in scope or character
a dancer of huge talent
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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Word History


Middle English, from Old French ahuge

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of huge was in the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Huge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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ˈhyüj How to pronounce huge (audio)
: of great size or area
: of great scale or degree
: great in range or character
hugely adverb
hugeness noun

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