the masses

Definition of the masses

:the ordinary or common people
  • His films are not intended to appeal to the masses.
  • the needs of the masses

Word by Word Definitions

mass play masses
  1. : the liturgy of the Eucharist (see Eucharist 1) especially in accordance with the traditional Latin rite (see rite 1)

  2. : a celebration of the Eucharist (see Eucharist 1)

  3. : a musical setting for the ordinary of the Mass

  1. : a quantity or aggregate of matter usually of considerable size

  2. : expanse, bulk

  3. : massive quality or effect

  1. : to form or collect into a mass

  2. : to assemble in a mass

  1. : of or relating to the mass of the people

  2. : participated in by or affecting a large number of individuals

  3. : having a large-scale character


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