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War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.
Scott Nearing

Meaning of "en masse" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EN MASSE

From French.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EN MASSE

en masse  [French] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EN MASSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
En masse is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES EN MASSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

en masse

List of French words and phrases used by English speakers

Here are some examples of French words and phrases used by English speakers. English contains many words of French origin, such as art, competition, force, machine, money, police, publicity, role, routine, table, and many other anglicized French words. These are pronounced according to English rules of phonology, rather than French. Around 28% of English vocabulary is of French or Oïl language origin, most derived from, or transmitted by, the Anglo-Norman spoken by the upper classes in England for several hundred years after the Norman Conquest, before the language settled into what became Modern English. This article, however, covers words and phrases that generally entered the lexicon later, as through literature, the arts, diplomacy, and other cultural exchanges not involving conquests. As such, they have not lost their character as Gallicisms, or words that seem unmistakably foreign and "French" to an English speaker.

Definition of en masse in the English dictionary

The definition of en masse in the dictionary is in a group, body, or mass; as a whole; all together.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EN MASSE


aubade
French
auberge
French
boudin
French
chanteuse
French
coquille
French
entente
French
entremets
French
Fauve
French
flacon
French
longueur
French
mondaine
French
monsieur
French
poussin
French
quinze
French
remblai
French
verlan
French

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EN MASSE

en
en attendant
en bloc
en brochette
en brosse
en clair
en dash
en face
en famille
en garde
en papillote
en passant
en pension
en plein
en prise
en rapport
en route
en rule
en suite
enable

WORDS THAT END LIKE EN MASSE

bagasse
ballan wrasse
crevasse
cuckoo wrasse
demitasse
filasse
fougasse
impasse
levy en masse
molasse
Montparnasse
paillasse
rascasse
rasse
sasse
tasse
tirasse
vinasse
Wilhelmstrasse
wrasse

Synonyms and antonyms of en masse in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EN MASSE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «en masse» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of en masse

Translation of «en masse» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EN MASSE

Find out the translation of en masse to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of en masse from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «en masse» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

全体一起地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en masa
570 millions of speakers

English

en masse
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सामूहिक रूप से
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بشكل جماعي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

массово
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

em massa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

En masse
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en masse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Beramai-ramai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geschlossen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

一斉に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무리지어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

En masse
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hàng loạt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒட்டுமொத்தமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सर्वांनी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Topluca
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in massa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

en masse
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

масово
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în masă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μαζικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

massaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

i massor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hopetall
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of en masse

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EN MASSE»

The term «en masse» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.928 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EN MASSE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «en masse» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «en masse» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about en masse

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5 QUOTES WITH «EN MASSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word en masse.
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William Henry Bragg
When a liquid boils, the temperature has been raised to such a pitch that the evaporating molecules are sufficient in number and speed to lift off the air from the surface of the liquid and push it back en masse.
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Julius Erving
Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse.
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Robin Leach
Whoever would have guessed that in the land of cheap sausages and mashed potatoes there could be such a change which would actually bring the French from Paris every weekend to invade Britain en masse to eat great food and drink great wine.
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Scott Nearing
War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.
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Victoria Woodhull
If women would today would rise en masse and demand their emancipation, the men would be compelled to grant it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EN MASSE»

Discover the use of en masse in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to en masse and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
FoxTrot en Masse
Features the hilarious battles of the Fox family, sister against brother, mother against father, father against personal computer
Bill Amend, 1992
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The People in Arms: Military Myth and National Mobilization ...
Discusses the history of the mass mobilization of society for the purposes of war.
Daniel Moran, Arthur Waldron, 2006
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Index-catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's ...
Anger (B.) Reduction en masse do la hernie inguinale 6tranglée. In his: (.'ont'er. clin. chir., 8°, Pan, 1875, 61-70.—Auaandale. Case in which a stranvulatcd hernia, reduced "en bloc", was relieved by a median abdominal incision. Edinb. M. J. ...
Library of the Surgeon-General's Office (U.S.), 1885
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Annotated Statutes of the State of Illinois in Force May 1, ...
Sale en masse, where sale in parcels possible, will be vacated. Phelps v. Conover, 25 — 309;. Berry v. Lovi, 107 — 612; Stinson v. Pepper, 10 Biss., 107. Sheriff must offer land for sale in separate parcels, and obtain satisfaction of executions ...
Merritt Starr, Russell Hurd Curtis, Walter Clyde Jones, 1896
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Dictionnaire Anglais Du Génie de L'environnement:
... en masse; —selective ANALYSIS sélectif de masse mass2; - concentration n AIR gas, dust concentration en masse /; — flow c ont roi 1er n ANALYSIS régulateur de débit massique m; —flow rate n WATER SUPP débit-masse m; — flow rate ...
Routledge, 1997
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Abdominal Wall Hernias: Principles and Management
Reduction of a strangulated hernia en masse consists of the forcible displacement of the hernial sac and its contents into the extraperitoneal space. The prerequisites are a tight peritoneal constriction ring and a lax musculoaponeurotic ...
Robert Bendavid, 2001
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Citizen-soldiers and Manly Warriors: Military Service and ...
An excellent example of the disintegrative effects of realpolitik on grand theoretical syntheses is the transformation of the famous levee en masse during the course of the French Revolution. The levee en masse began as a republican ideal ...
R. Claire Snyder, 1999
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Routledge Dictionnaire Technique Anglais
sulphor dioxide concentration n (BrEl SAFETY in amhient air concentration en masse de dioxyde de soufre/ - termination n ELEC ENG multi- connexion/ - transfer n ASTRON in close hinary stars transfert de massem massicot n CHEM, ...
Yves Arden, Neil Clements, 1994
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The Medical Times and Gazette
81 CASTRATION. A discussion on this subject took place at the Societe de Chirurgie (Bulletin, May 8), in connexion with a ease related by Dr. Poinsot, of Bordeaux, in which the ligature of the cord en masse had been blamed by M. Desprc-s, ...
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Saint Thomas's Hospital Reports
the ceecum is found in the irreducible herniee of children, there can be no doubt that some of these cases are examples of the reduction en masse of a hernia en glissade. Thus there is an intimate connection between all herniee which arise ...
St. Thomas's Hospital (London, England), 1908

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EN MASSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term en masse is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nama row: Businessman Frank Cushnahan stood to make £5m in …
It was sold en masse in April 2014 in the biggest property deal in Northern Ireland's history. Yesterday the PSNI said it was probing the huge ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
In Losciuto Oliseh has his own 'witch doctor'
As Nigerians wait en masse for the much anticipated announcement from the NFF naming Sunday Oliseh as their new coach, little is known in ... «SuperSport, Jul 15»
3
Toronto Deadhead contingent travels en masse to band's farewell jam
When the Grateful Dead announced they would play three farewell shows this weekend in Chicago, Larry Feldman knew what he had to do: ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
4
Shrimps die en masse in Soc Trang
SOC TRANG — Shrimps in nearly 5,500ha of area have died off until the end of June at Soc Trang Province in the Mekong Delta. This accounts ... «Viet Nam News, Jul 15»
5
Johnson: Grasshoppers are back en masse
Perhaps you've seen them, perhaps not. After all, at this point they are still relatively tiny and unnoticeable until one walks through tall grass ... «Portales News-Tribune, Jul 15»
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Pittsburgh area fans will head for Norwalk, Ohio, en masse this …
As the holiday weekend approaches, fans will hit the road to watch the hottest form of racing, and the best place to see it is only a 3-hour drive ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
7
Greek-Australians shifting cash and assets en masse as Greece …
Greek-Australians shifting cash and assets en masse as Greece crisis deepens. by: Mark Dunn, Caroline Schelle; From: Herald Sun; June 30, ... «Herald Sun, Jun 15»
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Threat to resign en masse; GMA decides today
The GMA, at the end of its third national executive council (NEC) meeting in Cape Coast on May 31, 2015, threatened to resign en masse if its ... «GhanaWeb, Jun 15»
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Same-sex couples wed en masse
ATLANTA - On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling on gay marriage Friday, more than fifty same-sex couples tied the knot at a ... «MyFox Atlanta, Jun 15»
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Kenya releases Somali pirates en masse despite warnings
The Kenyan government has repatriated 62 Somali pirates who have served their jail sentences, despite warnings of a spike in attacks if ... «Arabian Supply Chain, Jun 15»

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