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mass



I - noun
1. the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field (Freq. 35)
Hypernyms:
fundamental quantity, fundamental measure, physical property
Hyponyms:
body, biomass, critical mass, rest mass, relativistic mass,
bulk, gravitational mass, inertial mass, atomic mass, atomic weight, relative atomic mass,
mass energy, molecular weight, relative molecular mass, mass defect, mass deficiency
2. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent (Freq. 14)
- a batch of letters
- a deal of trouble
- a lot of money
- he made a mint on the stock market
- see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
- it must have cost plenty
- a slew of journalists
- a wad of money
Syn:
batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal,
hatful, heap, lot, mess, mickle, mint,
mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty,
pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate,
stack, tidy sum, wad
Derivationally related forms:
wad (for: wad), plenteous (for: plenty), pile (for: pile), heap (for: heap)
Hypernyms:
large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount
Hyponyms:
flood, inundation, deluge, torrent, haymow
3. an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people) (Freq. 12)
Hypernyms:
collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
Hyponyms:
logjam, shock
4. a body of matter without definite shape (Freq. 6)
- a huge ice mass
Hypernyms:
body
Hyponyms:
coprolith, fecalith, faecalith, stercolith, drift,
mat, pulp, mush
5. the common people generally (Freq. 4)
- separate the warriors from the mass
- power to the people
Syn:
multitude, masses, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed
Derivationally related forms:
people (for: people)
Hypernyms:
group, grouping
Hyponyms:
laity, temporalty, audience, following, followers
6. the property of something that is great in magnitude (Freq. 3)
- it is cheaper to buy it in bulk
- he received a mass of correspondence
- the volume of exports
Syn:
bulk, volume
Derivationally related forms:
voluminous (for: volume), bulky (for: bulk)
Hypernyms:
magnitude
Hyponyms:
dollar volume, turnover

II - verb
join together into a mass or collect or form a mass (Freq. 3)
- Crowds were massing outside the palace
Hypernyms:
crowd, crowd together
Hyponyms:
press
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
- The crowds mass in the streets

III - adjective
formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole
- aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year
- the aggregated amount of indebtedness
Syn:
aggregate, aggregated, aggregative
Similar to:
collective
Derivationally related forms:
aggregate (for: aggregative), aggregate (for: aggregate)

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