huge

adjective
\ 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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But, cameras in private spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms are a huge no no for those looking to rent some space. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "A Survey Found That One in Ten Airbnb Users Have Found Hidden Cameras," 8 May 2019 Apophis is getting much closer—and Apophis is huge. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "An Asteroid Will Come Incredibly Close to Earth in 2029," 3 May 2019 Lopez and Rodriguez both dressed down for the occasion, with Jennifer styling classic ripped blue jeans with white sneakers, a cream coat and a huge furry stole—as well as a new future hubby. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and Her Giant Engagement Ring Shared a Date Night in NYC," 18 Mar. 2019 Companies like Uber and dockless scooter companies own huge amounts of data about transit trips, which could help cities create better services for everyone. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The future of urban mobility will be shaped by these six issues," 18 Dec. 2018 ANGELA WEISSGetty Images For the huge blowout party for Kourtney Kardashian's 40th birthday, Kim and Kourtney stepped out in gorgeous Versace dresses. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kim and Kourtney Kardashian's Slinky All-Black Versace Dresses Are the Perfect Cocktail Lewks," 19 Apr. 2019 Fitzgerald suffered a huge gash on the starboard side, underneath the bridge and the SPY-1 radar system, as well as large hole in the hull underneath the waterline. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Leaves Drydock," 18 Apr. 2019 His recalibration necessitated a huge clothing and accessories purge—for one thing, Glassman whittled down his sneakers from 50 to 25 pairs—that has resulted in a hyper-tidy duo of town and country closets. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Oprah's Style Guru Adam Glassman Has Closets of Your Dreams," 16 Apr. 2019 The problem with this last claim is that the Snapdragon 710 only appeared in a handful of midrange phones from companies like Xiaomi—a huge brand in China, but one with almost no presence within the United States. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730G processor was built for kick-ass mobile gaming," 9 Apr. 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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huge

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of huge

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

huge

adjective
\ 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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