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. the common people generally; " separate the warriors from the mass"; " power to the people"
  4. occurring widely ( as to many people); " mass destruction"
  5. join together into a mass; collect or form a mass; of crowds of people; " Crowds were massing outside the palace"
  6. the celebration of the Eucharist ( in the Roman Catholic Church and some Protestant Churches)
  7. the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
  8. a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian eucharistic rite; " the priest said Mass"
  9. a musical setting for a Mass; " they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"
  10. an ill- structured collection of similar things ( objects or people)
  11. a body of matter without definite shape; " a huge ice mass"
  12. ( Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
  13. join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; " Crowds were massing outside the palace"
  14. gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; " aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year"; " the aggregated amount of indebtedness"
  15. The sacrifice in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
  16. 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.
  17. To celebrate Mass.
  18. 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.
  19. A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
  20. A large quantity; a sum.
  21. Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
  22. The principal part; the main body.
  23. The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume.
  24. To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. To collect into a lump or body.
  28. 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.
  29. Product of mixed drugs.
  30. 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.
  31. To form into a mass: to assemble in masses.
  32. The celebration of the Lord's Supper in R. Cath. churches.
  33. A lump; bulk; quantity of matter; assemblage; the Lord's Supper in the Catholic Church.
  34. To form into a mass.
  35. An assemblage; principal part; quantity of matter in a body.
  36. The celebration of the eucharist in the Roman Catholic Church.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. To collect into a mass or body.
  40. A body or lump; a large quantity; a heap; the quantity of matter in any body.
  41. To form into a mass; to form into a collective body; to assemble.
  42. 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.

Quotes of mass

  1. The offshore ocean area under U. S. jurisdiction is larger than our land mass and teems with plant and animal life, mineral resources, commerce, trade, and energy sources. – Tom Allen
  2. Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds. – Tallulah Bankhead
  3. The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction- chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability- that threat is real. – Tony Blair
  4. We know that if al Queda or one of these terrorist organizations were to get a weapon of mass destruction from Iraq, that they would have no hesitation about using it to catastrophic consequences; the potential is for hundreds of thousands of casualties. – Paul Cellucci
  5. Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people. – Tom Daschle
  6. Rock musicians, and a vast array of popular -music musicians, due to their wealth, acquired through the mass of their notoriety, are able to be listened to and heard and thus are able to effect change on an international level. – Bill Dixon
  7. Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas. – Gunter Grass
  8. At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope. – Stanislav Grof
  9. The truth is, we haven't really figured out yet how artists are going to thrive in modern mass societies. We're all experiments. – Brad Holland
  10. A celebrity name is never enough for an intelligent mass market... truly successful businesses are born of passion and heartfelt interest. – Elle Macpherson
  11. It bothers me to read the comments of leaders of the Hamas and others who hate America that their goal is to have more weaponry capable of delivering all types of weapons of mass destruction. – Don Nickles
  12. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process. – Nancy Pelosi
  13. One, a mass movement from within, which, as you know, is constantly being put down brutally but which, again, regroups and moves forward as is happening right now as we are speaking. – Wole Soyinka

Usage examples for mass

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. It was Sunday, and they had to go to mass – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  4. I am reading a mass of things. – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. " She seems all right," he said, after watching the moving mass of machinery for some seconds. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  11. I turned over the mass of papers lying before me on the table. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. " Pray, my brother," he said; " do you wish to hear mass – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  15. Long live the Mass – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  16. It was addressed to " Mr. Kurnal Krompton, Troutberg, Mass – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  17. But the supply of meat, and especially bread, was inadequate for the mass of soldiers. – Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 by Achilles Rose
  18. You know, it's a mistake to mass women. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  19. 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
  20. 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

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