adj 1: occurring widely (as to many people); "mass destruction"
2: 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" [syn: aggregate, aggregated, aggregative]
n 1: the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a
2: (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" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good
deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mess, mickle,
mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite
a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy
sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
3: an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or
4: (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the
celebration of the Eucharist
5: a body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass"
6: the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the
mass"; "power to the people" [syn: multitude, masses,
hoi polloi, people]
7: 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" [syn: bulk, volume]
8: a musical setting for a Mass; "they played a Mass composed
9: a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian eucharistic
rite; "the priest said Mass"
v : join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; "Crowds
were massing outside the palace"
[also: masses (pl)]
n : the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the
mass"; "power to the people" [syn: multitude, mass, hoi