mega

adjective
\ ˈme-gə How to pronounce mega (audio) \

Definition of mega

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : vast a mega electronics store
2 : of the highest level of rank, excellence, or importance a number one hit made her mega
variants: or meg-

Definition of mega- (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : great : large megaspore
b : greatly surpassing others of its kind megahit
2 : million (106) megohm megacycle

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Examples of mega in a Sentence

Adjective

an actor who has become a mega celebrity I will never understand why people build those mega houses on tiny lots.

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Perhaps viewers really are enamored—maybe Hobbs & Shaw will be the dawn of yet another mega-popular franchise. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Hobbs & Shaw Is Loud, Silly, and Pointless," 2 Aug. 2019 One is a handsome and famous U.S. soccer star whose chiseled features seem certain to guarantee him endless mega-rich endorsement deals. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'See You Soon': Film Review," 23 July 2019 The latest high-profile, mega-project from restaurateur, and part-time Coronado resident, Sam Fox (North Italia, Flower Child, Blanco Tacos + Tequila and founder of True Food Kitchen). San Diego Union-Tribune, "Why Coronado is San Diego County’s next A-list dining destination," 6 June 2019 The antagonist in this scenario is Elmo Shepherd, yet another mega-rich titan who has plans for the digital afterlife that conflict with those of the Forthrast clan. Paul Di Filippo, Dallas News, "In Neal Stephenson's 'Fall,' there is life after death," 18 June 2019 Nope, that wasn’t one of those mega floats that appeared in a backyard pool in Maryland. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Out for a swim: Fire department rescues cow that fell into pool," 31 May 2018 While the regular size pool floats will set you back about $20 to $30, each one of these mega-floats retails for $149.98 at Sam’s Club stores and on their website. Lyndsey Matthews, Cosmopolitan, "This Rainbow Unicorn Pool Float Fits Six People, Is Where The Party's At," 9 Mar. 2018 Though the Carnival environment remained safe for more mega-floats. NOLA.com, "37 nutty Mardi Gras dance and marching groups ... and counting," 1 Feb. 2018 The antagonist in this scenario is Elmo Shepherd, yet another mega-rich titan who has plans for the digital afterlife that conflict with those of the Forthrast clan. Paul Di Filippo, Dallas News, "In Neal Stephenson's 'Fall,' there is life after death," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of mega

Adjective

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mega

Adjective

mega-

Combining form

Greek, from megas large — more at much

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mega

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of mega

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal
: very large
: very popular, successful, or important

English Language Learners Definition of mega- (Entry 2 of 2)

: great : large
informal : extremely
technical : million : multiplied by one million

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