mass


mass
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noun
1 large amount/number of sth
VERBS
enormous, great, huge, large, vast
broad

Their policies appeal to the broad mass of the population.

shapeless

When I washed the sweater, it just turned into a shapeless mass.

compact, dense, solid
land

the first women to cross Antarctica's land mass on foot

chaotic

a chaotic mass of ideas

swirling

a swirling mass of shadows

tangled

a tangled mass of hair

PREPOSITION
mass of

a dense mass of smoke

masses of (informal)

There were masses of people at the concert.

PHRASES
the huddled masses, the unwashed masses (= large numbers of poor people)

the image of America with arms open wide to the world's huddled masses

2 Mass Christian ceremony
ADJECTIVE
Catholic, requiem
midnight, Sunday
VERB + MASS
attend, go to, hear

She never failed to attend Sunday Mass.

celebrate, offer, say

The local priest celebrates Mass in the church.

PREPOSITION
mass for

a requiem mass for the sailors who drowned

3 (technical) quantity of material
ADJECTIVE
atomic, molecular
body, bone, muscle

Calcium deficiency can lead to low bone mass in adolescent girls.

critical

The product has to be good enough to achieve a critical mass of customers. (figurative)

VERB + MASS
measure
add, gain

Bodybuilders trying to gain muscle mass eat a lot of protein.

{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
Mass is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cloud, ↑troops
Mass is used with these nouns as the object: ↑troops
{{Roman}}III.{{/Roman}}
adj.
Mass is used with these nouns: ↑agitation, ↑appeal, ↑arrest, ↑audience, ↑boycott, ↑brawl, ↑chaos, ↑circulation, ↑communication, ↑confusion, ↑consumption, ↑culture, ↑delusion, ↑demonstration, ↑deportation, ↑destruction, ↑electorate, ↑emigration, ↑entertainment, ↑evacuation, ↑execution, ↑exit, ↑expulsion, ↑extinction, ↑following, ↑funeral, ↑genocide, ↑grave, ↑hysteria, ↑immigration, ↑killer, ↑killing, ↑literacy, ↑market, ↑marketing, ↑media, ↑medium, ↑meeting, ↑migration, ↑movement, ↑murder, ↑murderer, ↑noun, ↑organization, ↑panic, ↑participation, ↑picket, ↑privatization, ↑production, ↑protest, ↑rally, ↑redundancy, ↑reproduction, ↑resignation, ↑retailer, ↑revolt, ↑scale, ↑slaughter, ↑starvation, ↑strike, ↑suicide, ↑support, ↑tourism, ↑transit, ↑transportation, ↑unemployment, ↑uprising, ↑vaccination

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