\ 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 Houston downplayed the storyline all week before pounding on his chest and screaming directly at the Chiefs sideline after coming up with a huge stop on a pivotal fourth-and-1. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "2 mistakes. 10 points. Colts CB Xavier Rhodes' eyes redemption after rough first impression," 17 Sep. 2020 Former Vikings star Stefon Diggs made a huge impact in his Bills debut. Keven Lerner, sun-sentinel.com, "Staff predictions: Miami Dolphins (0-1) vs. Buffalo Bills (1-0)," 16 Sep. 2020 The trend is dominated by fires like the Mendocino Complex Fire—huge blazes that start in the summer and feed mostly on timberland. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Smoky 80s Today, Then Cooling Off - While "Sally" Lashes Gulf Coast," 14 Sep. 2020 Special teams make huge impact Week 1 always sees some good and bad from the third phase of the game as practicing full speed against an opponent can’t be mimicked. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, "What we learned from Week 2 of the college football season," 13 Sep. 2020 Even a tiny nod to interactivity can have a huge psychological impact. Jim Stormdancer, Ars Technica, "How I learned to tell stories on purpose in the new Frog Fractions," 11 Sep. 2020 And several huge blazes burning in Marion County, southeast of the state’s capitol city of Salem, merged overnight — turning the sky blood red in the middle of the day. Gillian Flaccus And Sara Cline, chicagotribune.com, "Firefighters struggle to contain ‘unprecedented’ Pacific Northwest wildfires across large swath of Washington state and Oregon," 9 Sep. 2020 And several huge blazes burning in Marion County, southeast of the state's capitol city of Salem, merged overnight — turning the sky blood red in the middle of the day. Bloomberg.com, "Oregon Governor Says Hundreds of Homes Destroyed By Wildfires," 9 Sep. 2020 Four years to the day after scoring arguably the biggest win in program history, South Alabama picked up another huge victory in the state of Mississippi on Thursday night. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "South Alabama shocks Southern Miss 32-21 for first road win in 3 years," 4 Sep. 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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The first known use of huge was in the 12th century

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19 Sep 2020

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“Huge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huge. Accessed 20 Sep. 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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