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mass

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mass

  1. 1 masses pl  the body of the community as contrasted with the elite the masses demanded the elimination of tax breaks for the rich Synonyms of mass commoners, commons, crowd, herd, hoi polloi, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, plebs, populace, public, rank and file Words Related to mass cattle, proletariat, rabble, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail (or tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashed; bourgeoisie, middle class Near Antonyms of mass gentility, gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), gentry, haute monde, nobility, patriciate, peerage, quality, royalty, society Antonyms of mass A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, elect, elite, fat, flower, pick, pink, pride, upper crust

  2. 2 a considerable amount I have a mass of work to do tonight Synonyms of mass abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yardWords Related to mass epidemic, plague, rash; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, plethora, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood, overflow; army, bevy, cram, crowd, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, press, score, sea, swarm, throng; gazillion, jillion, kazillion, million, thousands, trillion, zillionNear Antonyms of mass atom, crumb, dot, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, grain, granule, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, mote, nubbin, particle, ray, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit; smatter, smattering; dash, drop, morsel, shot; piece, portion, section; absence, dearth, famine, lack, paucity, poverty, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want; deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, scantiness, scantness, skimpinessAntonyms of mass ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace

  3. 3 a distinct and separate portion of matter a mass of leaves in a corner of the yard Synonyms of mass bodyWords Related to mass aggregate, amount, bulk, quantity, quantum, volume; item, object, thing; material, stuff, substance; entirety, totality, whole

  4. 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 Synonyms of mass brunt, bulk, chief, core, generality, heft [archaic], main, body, staple, weightWords Related to mass majority; aggregate, amount, entirety, quantum, sum, sum total, total, totality, whole; bottom, essence, essentiality, marrow, meat, nature, pith, quintessence, root, soul, stuff, substance; center, heart, hub, kernel, middle, nucleus, nut, seat; affair, argument, burden, crux, focus, gist, nub, pitch, point, purport; matter, motif, subject, text, theme, topicNear Antonyms of mass accessory (also accessary), adjunct, appendage, extension, offshoot; component, constituent, element, ingredient; division, part, piece, section, segment; angle, aspect, facet, feature, quality, side

  5. 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 Synonyms of mass bulk, generality, lion's share, majority, preponderanceWords Related to mass plurality; maximum, most; abundance, heap, loads, lot, much, oodles, plenty, profusion, reams, scads, wealthNear Antonyms of mass couple, few, handful, smattering, sprinkling; least, minimumAntonyms of mass minority

  6. 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 Synonyms of mass army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, crowd, mob, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, throngWords Related to mass masses, millions, rabble, rabblement, riffraff; gaggle; heap, mountain, pile; jam, logjam

Synonym Discussion of mass

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

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mass

  1. to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass clouds massing on the western side of the mountain range Synonyms of mass accrete, accumulate, amass, build up, concentrate, conglomerate, gather, collect, pile (up), stack (up)Words Related to mass agglutinate, clump, lump; bank, drift, ridgeNear Antonyms of mass disperse, dissipate, scatter



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