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Meaning of "mass" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MASS

From Old French masse, from Latin massa that which forms a lump, from Greek maza barley cake; perhaps related to Greek massein to knead.
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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 MASS

mass  [mæs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MASS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mass is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb mass in English.

WHAT DOES MASS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mass

Mass

In physics, mass (from Greek μᾶζα (maza), meaning "barley cake, lump ") is a property of a physical body which determines the body's resistance to being accelerated by a force and the strength of its mutual gravitational attraction with other bodies. The SI unit of mass is the kilogram (kg). As mass is difficult to measure directly, usually balances or scales are used to measure the weight of an object, and the weight is used to calculate the object's mass. For everyday objects and energies well-described by Newtonian physics, mass describes the amount of matter in an object. However, at very high speeds or for subatomic particles, special relativity shows that energy is an additional source of mass. Thus, any stationary body having mass has an equivalent amount of energy, and all forms of energy resist acceleration by a force and have gravitational attraction. There are several distinct phenomena which can be used to measure mass.

Definition of mass in the English dictionary

The first definition of mass in the dictionary is a large coherent body of matter without a definite shape. Other definition of mass is a collection of the component parts of something. Mass is also a large amount or number, such as a great body of people.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MASS

PRESENT

Present
I mass
you mass
he/she/it masses
we mass
you mass
they mass
Present continuous
I am massing
you are massing
he/she/it is massing
we are massing
you are massing
they are massing
Present perfect
I have massed
you have massed
he/she/it has massed
we have massed
you have massed
they have massed
Present perfect continuous
I have been massing
you have been massing
he/she/it has been massing
we have been massing
you have been massing
they have been massing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I massed
you massed
he/she/it massed
we massed
you massed
they massed
Past continuous
I was massing
you were massing
he/she/it was massing
we were massing
you were massing
they were massing
Past perfect
I had massed
you had massed
he/she/it had massed
we had massed
you had massed
they had massed
Past perfect continuous
I had been massing
you had been massing
he/she/it had been massing
we had been massing
you had been massing
they had been massing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will mass
you will mass
he/she/it will mass
we will mass
you will mass
they will mass
Future continuous
I will be massing
you will be massing
he/she/it will be massing
we will be massing
you will be massing
they will be massing
Future perfect
I will have massed
you will have massed
he/she/it will have massed
we will have massed
you will have massed
they will have massed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been massing
you will have been massing
he/she/it will have been massing
we will have been massing
you will have been massing
they will have been massing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would mass
you would mass
he/she/it would mass
we would mass
you would mass
they would mass
Conditional continuous
I would be massing
you would be massing
he/she/it would be massing
we would be massing
you would be massing
they would be massing
Conditional perfect
I would have mass
you would have mass
he/she/it would have mass
we would have mass
you would have mass
they would have mass
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been massing
you would have been massing
he/she/it would have been massing
we would have been massing
you would have been massing
they would have been massing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you mass
we let´s mass
you mass
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to mass
Past participle
massed
Present Participle
massing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MASS

masquerader
mass affluent
mass catering
mass cult
mass defect
mass destruction
mass funeral
mass grave
mass hysteria
mass in
mass leave
mass mailing
mass market
mass marketing
mass media
mass meeting
mass movement
mass murder
mass murderer
mass noun

WORDS THAT END LIKE MASS

ass
badass
bass
bluegrass
brass
bypass
class
come to pass
compass
fiberglass
first class
first-class
glass
grass
hourglass
in the mass
lass
pass
strass
world-class

Synonyms and antonyms of mass in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MASS»

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

Translation of «mass» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MASS

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

Translator English - Chinese

大量
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

masa
570 millions of speakers

English

mass
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِقْدَارٌ كَبِيرٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

масса
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

montão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

masse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jisim
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Masse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大量
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

풍성한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Massa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khối lượng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वस्तुमान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kitle
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

massa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mnóstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

маса
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

masă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μάζα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

massa
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

massa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mengde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mass

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MASS»

The term «mass» is very widely used and occupies the 2.982 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of mass
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «mass».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MASS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mass» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mass» 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 mass

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «MASS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mass.
1
Roland Barthes
The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.
2
Antony Beevor
What is terrifying is the ability, through mass brainwashing or propaganda, to change normal human instinct, which does not necessarily contain very much hatred.
3
Peter L. Bergen
I've interviewed multiple people who know bin Laden... who tend to have a universal picture of what he's like, which is: modest, retiring, unassuming, kind of thoughtful - lots of things that don't fit with a mass murderer, which he is as well.
4
Derek Bok
As countries embrace mass higher education, the cost of maintaining universities increases dramatically relative to an elite system.
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Barbara Boxer
Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.
6
Zbigniew Brzezinski
But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage. It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens, and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media.
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Rocco Buttiglione
John Paul II, above all, managed to contain the huge mass of frustration, of hate that had accumulated in that region, in favour of a peaceful transition. This was, without doubt, something that changed European history.
8
Lois Capps
Research clearly shows us that the earlier women think about maintaining their bone mass and take the steps to do so, the better their health will be in the long run.
9
Paul Cellucci
We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians.
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Tom Daschle
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.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MASS»

Discover the use of mass in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mass and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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What Happens at Mass
What Happens at Mass is about God acting in our lives through tangible human actions and words. This book draws us closer to the ritual of the Mass, which is nothing less than the very event of our salvation.
Jeremy Driscoll, 2005
2
Mass Imprisonment: Social Causes and Consequences
Mass Imprisonment examines what is known about the political and penological causes of the social phenomenon of the US prison system.
David Garland, 2001
3
The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion
In this book John Zaller develops a comprehensive theory to explain how people acquire political information from the mass media and convert it into political preferences.
John Zaller, 1992
4
Interpretation of Mass Spectra
Automated computer-matching procedures are still only an aid to, not a replacement for, the skilled interpreter; and the path to that skill, as emphasized in every edition of this text, is practice. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc.
Fred W. McLafferty, 1993
5
Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications
Tandem mass spectrometry is introduced early on and then developed in more detail in a later chapter. Emphasis is placed throughout the text on optimal utilisation conditions.
Edmond de Hoffmann, Vincent Stroobant, 2007
6
13 Gifts
When soon-to-be-13 Tara spends her summer with her bratty cousin Emily St. Claire in Willow Falls as punishment for a stunt-gone-wrong, she decides that it's time to break out of her shell.
Wendy Mass, 2011
7
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ...
Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.
Michelle Alexander, 2013
8
Mass Customization: The New Frontier in Business Competition
A groundbreaking resource offers companies an abundance of ways to mass produce and individually customize their products and services and shows companies how to analyze their own industries to see if mass customization will work for them.
B. Joseph Pine, 1999
9
11 Birthdays
This hilarious novel from award-winning author Wendy Mass is now available in paperback!
Wendy Mass, 2011
10
Focus on Body Mass Index and Health Research
This new book gathers research from around the world in the critical field of obesity research and its effects.
Linda A. Ferrera, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MASS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mass is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Suruc massacre: Mass funeral for Turkey bombing victims
A mass funeral ceremony has taken place in Turkey for most of the 32 activists killed in a suicide bomb attack in Suruc, near the Syrian border. «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Criminal justice and mass incarceration
BARACK OBAMA toured the El Reno Federal Correction Institution in Oklahoma last week, making him the first sitting president to visit a federal ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
3
John Legend: Mass Incarceration Is Destroying America
The financial toll of mass incarceration is irresponsible; the human toll is unconscionable. We haven't always been this way: Just 40 years ago, ... «TIME, Jul 15»
4
South Florida Scientists Fear Mass Exodus As Sea Level Rise …
... to be threatened directly by the rising seas in the coming decades, and when the harsh reality sets in, a mass exodus could commence. «The Weather Channel, Jul 15»
5
Top Mass. officials back gender pay equity bill
Massachusetts state treasurer Deborah Goldberg addresses a rally for equal pay at the Statehouse on July 21, 2015. (SHIRA SCHOENBERG ... «MassLive.com, Jul 15»
6
Mass General takes No. 1 spot in US
Massachusetts General Hospital took the No. 1 spot on the list of best hospitals in the country issued by U.S. News and World Report today. «Boston Herald, Jul 15»
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Photos of a mass wedding in Gaza spark more outrage about 'child …
Another mass wedding in Gaza on Monday sparked outrage on social media, after photos showed grooms with 8- to 10-year-old girls wearing ... «Al-Bawaba, Jul 15»
8
Mass. General Hospital ranked best hospital in the country
Last year, Mass. General Hospital ranked No. 2, and snagged the top spot on the honor roll this year. MGH is followed by the Mayo Clinic in ... «WHDH-TV, Jul 15»
9
Mass Effect 4 Andromeda release date by Holidays 2016: Bioware …
It was roughly 3 years ago when Mass Effect 3 was released to the world. Fans now want more, to suffice for a hunger that only adventure can ... «Venture Capital Post, Jul 15»
10
Mass murderer Michael Ballard can be executed, judge rules
Mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard's death sentence will move forward after a Northampton County judge found no reason to continue to delay ... «Allentown Morning Call, Jul 15»

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