huge

adjective
\ ˈhyüj How to pronounce huge (audio) , ˈyüj \
huger; hugest

Definition of huge

: very large or extensive: such as
a : of great size or area huge buildings
b : great in scale or degree a huge deficit a huge undertaking They're having a huge sale tomorrow. The crowds were huge. Your help made a huge difference.
c : great in scope or character a dancer of huge talent

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Other Words from huge

hugely adverb
hugeness noun

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enormous, immense, huge, vast, gigantic, colossal, mammoth mean exceedingly large. enormous and immense both suggest an exceeding of all ordinary bounds in size or amount or degree, but enormous often adds an implication of abnormality or monstrousness. an enormous expense an immense shopping mall huge commonly suggests an immensity of bulk or amount. incurred a huge debt vast usually suggests immensity of extent. the vast Russian steppes gigantic stresses the contrast with the size of others of the same kind. a gigantic sports stadium colossal applies especially to a human creation of stupendous or incredible dimensions. a colossal statue of Lincoln mammoth suggests both hugeness and ponderousness of bulk. a mammoth boulder

Examples of huge in a Sentence

Renovating the house is a huge undertaking. The store is having a huge sale tomorrow.
Recent Examples on the Web Card and Krueger’s paper made a huge impact on other economists. chicagotribune.com, 11 Oct. 2021 With Eden Bridgeman Sklenar as Chairwoman of the new parent company of the brand, and Michele Thornton Ghee as the company’s chief executive, Ebony Magazine’s relaunch and reimagining has already created huge cultural impact. Raval Davis, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 The outdoor chairs finally arrived but not the tables, and the financial difference in serving 10 fewer tables each night, particularly given the demand for outdoor seating, is huge, according to Ballon. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Oct. 2021 The renovations look amazing and the patio is huge. cleveland, 11 Oct. 2021 The retailer has hundreds of fresh markdowns for members that start at $5, and the assortment is huge. Jessica Leigh Mattern, PEOPLE.com, 10 Oct. 2021 Officials say the effort -- which is one of few across the country to use a remote, hybrid teaching model to fill teaching voids -- is huge for Alabama. al, 8 Oct. 2021 The improvements of the USC running game have also been huge, as Keaontay Ingram and Darwin Barlow have been very efficient. Adam Burke Vsin, Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2021 And those numbers—which weren’t included in the hacker’s data dump—can be huge. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 7 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of huge

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for huge

Middle English, from Old French ahuge

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14 Oct 2021

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“Huge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huge. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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huge

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of huge

: very large : very great in size, amount, or degree

huge

adjective
\ ˈhyüj How to pronounce huge (audio) , ˈyüj \
huger; hugest

Kids Definition of huge

: great in size or degree : vast

Other Words from huge

hugely adverb The program was hugely successful.

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