\ 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

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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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Pork is a huge part of the Chinese diet and prices have risen as a result of the epidemic. Ben Westcott, CNN, "Beijing admits 'weaknesses' in handling of African swine fever crisis," 4 July 2019 Halle Bailey is about to make a big splash in her debut role as Ariel in Disney's Little Mermaid remake Halle Bailey is about to be a huge part of our world. Ale Russian,, "Halle Bailey Is Disney's New Little Mermaid: What to Know About the Chloe x Halle Singer," 3 July 2019 Further, running data centers takes huge amounts of energy. Sang Yup Lee, Scientific American, "DNA Data Storage Is Closer Than You Think," 1 July 2019 But in August 2005, when Jason was getting married, there was a huge, almost unbelievable development. CBS News, "Podcast spotlights Mississippi double murder – can new DNA technology solve the cold case?," 29 June 2019 His love of Mexico became a huge part of his musical aesthetic. Ed Masley, azcentral, "How Roger Clyne became an Arizona music legend — and why he stayed here," 28 June 2019 These won’t be huge, but the recall will likely tarnish NIO’s image as a premium EV maker. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "China’s Answer to Tesla Veers Off Course," 28 June 2019 Trust is a huge part of how money works, Swartz tells me. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, "Libra, explained," 26 June 2019 The Arctic’s permafrost is thawing out seven decades before it was expected to, which may reinforce a climatic feedback loop by releasing huge amounts of trapped greenhouse gases. David Meyer, Fortune, "G20 Summit May Sideline Climate Goals to Keep Trump Happy During Trade Talks," 25 June 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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