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mass

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1 masses plural the body of the community as contrasted with the elite

  • the masses demanded the elimination of tax breaks for the rich
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2 a considerable amount

  • I have a mass of work to do tonight
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all kinds (of), quite a bit

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3 a distinct and separate portion of matter

  • a mass of leaves in a corner of the yard
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4 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts

  • when taking pictures, focus your attention on the mass of the main subject
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5 the largest part or quantity of something

  • believes that the great mass of voters are in the polical center and consider themselves neither conservative nor liberal
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6 a great number of persons or creatures massed together

  • a huge mass of people had gathered in the park to protest the government's latest policy
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bulk, mass, volume mean the aggregate that forms a body or unit. bulk implies an aggregate that is impressively large, heavy, or numerous.
    • the darkened bulk of the skyscrapers
mass suggests an aggregate made by piling together things of the same kind.
    • a mass of boulders
volume applies to an aggregate without shape or outline and capable of flowing or fluctuating.
    • a tremendous volume of water

mass

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to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass

  • clouds massing on the western side of the mountain range
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