\ 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 The other thing about Prime that is unbelievable, is their sides are huge. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "Miami Heat center Kelly Olynyk, an NBA foodie on the road amid a pandemic, offers his restaurant reviews," 31 Dec. 2020 The next couple of offseasons are going to be huge, and the Bears need to draft well to get to a better place salary-cap-wise and to lessen their dependence on free agency. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago Bears Q&A: Is this team poised for a Cinderella run? Are the front office and coaches safe now, or will the Packers game swing decisions? Is Dwayne Haskins worth a look?," 30 Dec. 2020 Agholor then eluded Bobby McCain to complete an 85-yard touchdown for a 22-16 lead after the extra point failed, which would prove to be huge. Hal Habib, USA TODAY, "Ryan Fitzpatrick leads Dolphins to wild win over Raiders after replacing Tua Tagovailoa," 27 Dec. 2020 His front Labrador paws are huge, and when spread in snow appear much bigger than his size would suggest. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "A stranger’s brief interlude with a puppy brings bittersweet memories and a bit of merriment," 26 Dec. 2020 Wonder Woman 1984 is huge in every sense of the word — don’t let its straight-to-streaming release due to a global pandemic fool you. Kelsea Stahler, refinery29.com, "Wonder Woman 1984 Isn’t A Big Swing For A Woman Superhero. It’s A Big Swing For Everyone," 24 Dec. 2020 The two new fragments, 253 and 87 square miles each, as well as the original A68a, now more than 1,000 square miles in size — about two-thirds the size of Rhode Island — are still huge, according to Fleming. NBC News, "Giant iceberg heading toward South Atlantic island breaks up," 23 Dec. 2020 Brian Phelps, owner of Toad’s Place, a New Haven concert venue that’s been shut by the coronavirus since March 8, said the small business aid is huge. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Connecticut businesses reeling from COVID-19 eagerly await $900B federal lifeline that excludes states and municipalities," 21 Dec. 2020 Last season was supposed to be huge for Collins, who had become the team’s starting power forward. oregonlive, "Trail Blazers’ Zach Collins won’t receive contract extension by Monday’s deadline: Report," 19 Dec. 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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11 Jan 2021

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“Huge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huge. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce huge (audio)

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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