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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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Callanen voiced objections to at least three of Rodriguez’s suggestions: drop boxes, 24-hour mega-center voter access at least one day a week and the use of local senior centers for early-voting sites. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Garcia: Commissioner and elections administrator clash over voter accessibility," 5 Sep. 2020 The mega-sized shopping venue in East Rutherford, New Jersey, announced that its indoor ski and snowboard slope attraction has officially reopened after it was closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, "New Jersey's American Dream Mall Reopens Indoor Ski Slope After Coronavirus Closure," 3 Sep. 2020 China has been one of the countries most impacted by climate change, with rising sea levels threatening to submerge coastal mega cities like Shanghai if action isn’t taken to cut emissions. Bloomberg.com, "China Is Heating Up Faster Than The Global Average, Data Shows," 28 Aug. 2020 But the movie's opening night on Feb. 16, 2018, was all about the rare experience of seeing a predominantly Black cast led by a Black director, Ryan Coogler, in a mega-budget action movie. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit mourns Chadwick Boseman, vows to remember his historic impact," 30 Aug. 2020 The documentary, executive produced by Democratic mega-donor Laurene Powell Jobs, is one of a raft of political documentaries to flood the 2020 online streaming market, along with the Obamas’ Netflix titles Becoming and Crip Camp. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "How Boys State Explains Trump’s Appeal," 25 Aug. 2020 However, only a handful of clubs could realistically afford to pay his wages even without a transfer fee — with mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City widely seen as perhaps the most likely destinations. Tales Azzoni And Joseph Wilson, chicagotribune.com, "Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave after nearly 2 decades with the club," 25 Aug. 2020 Hodges came under fire for following and liking controversial posts by Kirk, leading to Birmingham schools and housing authority cutting ties with the mega-church. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Turning Point’s Charlie Kirk, subject of Chris Hodges’ controversy, speaking tonight at RNC," 24 Aug. 2020 Mary Kay, the mega-famous beauty company founded in 1963 by entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash, has earned its stripes with its devoted fan base thanks, in part, to its effective formulas. Beth Shapouri, Good Housekeeping, "Your Ultimate Guide to Shopping Some of the Best Mary Kay Products," 24 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of mega


1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mega



Combining form

Greek, from megas large — more at much

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16 Sep 2020

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“Mega.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mega. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mega

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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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