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Definitions of mass

  1. ( often followed by ` of') a large number or amount or extent; " a batch of letters"; " a deal of trouble"; " a lot of money"; " he made a mint on the stock market"; " it must have cost plenty"
  2. the property of something that is great in magnitude; " it is cheaper to buy it in bulk"; " he received a mass of correspondence"; " the volume of exports"
  3. occurring widely ( as to many people); " mass destruction"
  4. join together into a mass; collect or form a mass; of crowds of people; " Crowds were massing outside the palace"
  5. the celebration of the Eucharist ( in the Roman Catholic Church and some Protestant Churches)
  6. the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
  7. a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian eucharistic rite; " the priest said Mass"
  8. a musical setting for a Mass; " they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"
  9. an ill- structured collection of similar things ( objects or people)
  10. a body of matter without definite shape; " a huge ice mass"
  11. ( Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
  12. join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; " Crowds were massing outside the palace"
  13. The sacrifice in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
  14. The portions of the Mass usually set to music, considered as a musical composition; -- namely, the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei, besides sometimes an Offertory and the Benedictus.
  15. To celebrate Mass.
  16. A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size; as, a mass of ore, metal, sand, or water.
  17. A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
  18. A large quantity; a sum.
  19. Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
  20. The principal part; the main body.
  21. The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume.
  22. To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
  23. The portions of the usually set to music, considered as a musical composition; - namely, the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei, besides sometimes an Offertory and the Benedictus.
  24. The celebration of the Holy Communion in the Roman Catholic Church; a musical setting for certain parts of such a celebration: mass, the measure of the quantity of mattre in a body; a large quantity; lump; body of things collectively.
  25. To collect into a lump or body.
  26. 1. A lump or aggregation of coherent material. 2. In pharmacy a soft solid preparation containing an active medicinal agent, of such consistency that it can be divided into small pieces and rolled into pills.
  27. Product of mixed drugs.
  28. A lump of matter: a quantity: a collected body: the gross body: magnitude: the principal part or main body: quantity of matter in any body.
  29. To form into a mass: to assemble in masses.
  30. The celebration of the Lord's Supper in R. Cath. churches.
  31. A lump; bulk; quantity of matter; assemblage; the Lord's Supper in the Catholic Church.
  32. To form into a mass.
  33. An assemblage; principal part; quantity of matter in a body.
  34. The celebration of the eucharist in the Roman Catholic Church.
  35. A lump: a body of matter concreted, collected, or formed into a heap; a collective body; a heap; magnitude; an assemblage; the body or main body; quantity of matter.
  36. In the Roman Catholic Church, the consecration and oblation of the host in the Eucharist. High mass, that which is publicly performed on high occasions or festivals with music. Low mass, that which is merely read. Massbook, the missal, or Rom. Cath. Service- book.
  37. To collect into a mass or body.
  38. A body or lump; a large quantity; a heap; the quantity of matter in any body.
  39. To form into a mass; to form into a collective body; to assemble.
  40. The celebration of the Eucharist in the R. Cath. Ch.; the sacrifice of the mass, or the celebration of the Lord's Supper in the R. Cath. Ch.; high mass, that which is sung or chanted, low mass being only read.
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Usage examples for mass

  1. His horse was very uneasy, but could ill help himself in the midst of a moving mass of uncertain objects. – What's Mine's Mine V1 by George MacDonald
  2. Get an I- beam, say about twenty feet long, and see if you can't help lift that crazy mass. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  3. " Pray, my brother," he said; " do you wish to hear mass?" – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  4. It was Sunday, and they had to go to mass. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  5. He did what was perhaps better; he fired at that mass of legs, and even a child could not have failed to strike the target. – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  6. It consists of a mass of granite rising about two hundred feet above the sea. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. See, the plain beyond Dettingen is covered by a confused mass of flying men. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  8. About midnight we reached a mass of huts, called Al- Haddah. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  9. By this time there was a general move forward from all parts of the bush, but no sooner did this black mass see I was at the gun, and determined to fight or die, quicker than I can write these words, I saw the whole body fall back in dismay. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  10. I turned over the mass of papers lying before me on the table. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  11. It was addressed to " Mr. Kurnal Krompton, Troutberg, Mass." – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  12. Starting away from our dry encampment, in seven miles we came to where the first hills of the southern mass approached our line of march. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  13. When we had made her understand, she said there were a few, but they went to Montagnac to mass. – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  14. Long live the Mass! – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  15. You know, it's a mistake to mass women. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  16. When the mass was over, Hetty waited near the door, and watched anxiously to see if the priest were the same whom her father had known so well twenty years before. – Hetty's Strange History by Anonymous
  17. It was slow work making their way back through the confused mass, but Rachel was lucky enough to sleep through most of it. – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  18. " She seems all right," he said, after watching the moving mass of machinery for some seconds. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  19. I am reading a mass of things. – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
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