mega

1 of 2

adjective

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

mega-

2 of 2

combining form

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

Example Sentences

Adjective an actor who has become a mega celebrity I will never understand why people build those mega houses on tiny lots.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

mega-

Combining form

Greek, from megas large — more at much

First Known Use

Adjective

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mega was in 1968

Dictionary Entries Near mega

Cite this Entry

“Mega.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mega. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

variants or meg-
1
: great : large
megaspore
2
: million : multiplied by one million
megahertz
3
: to the highest or greatest degree
mega-successful

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