Word:

Mass

Pronunciation: mås
n.1.
1.(R. C. Ch.) The sacrifice in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
2.(Mus.) The portions of the Mass usually set to music, considered as a musical composition; - namely, the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei, besides sometimes an Offertory and the Benedictus.
Canon of the Mass
See Canon.
High Mass
Mass with incense, music, the assistance of a deacon, subdeacon, etc.
Low Mass
Mass which is said by the priest throughout, without music.
Mass bell
the sanctus bell. See Sanctus.
Mass book
the missal or Roman Catholic service book.
v. i.1.To celebrate Mass.
[imp. & p. p. Massed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Massing.]
n.1.
1.A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size; as, a mass of ore, metal, sand, or water.
If it were not for these principles, the bodies of the earth, planets, comets, sun, and all things in them, would grow cold and freeze, and become inactive masses.
- Sir I. Newton.
A deep mass of continual sea is slower stirred
To rage.
- Savile.
2.(Phar.) A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
3.A large quantity; a sum.
All the mass of gold that comes into Spain.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
He had spent a huge mass of treasure.
- Sir J. Davies.
4.Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
This army of such mass and charge.
- Shak.
5.The principal part; the main body.
Night closed upon the pursuit, and aided the mass of the fugitives in their escape.
- Jowett (Thucyd.).
6.(Physics) The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume.
Blue mass
See under Blue.
Mass center
(Geom.) the center of gravity of a triangle.
Mass copper
native copper in a large mass.
Mass meeting
a large or general assembly of people, usually a meeting having some relation to politics.
The masses
the great body of the people, as contrasted with the higher classes; the populace.
v. t.1.To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
But mass them together and they are terrible indeed.
- Coleridge.
Noun1.mass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
2.Massmass - (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"
3.mass - an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
4.Mass - (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
5.mass - a body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass"
6.mass - the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"
7.mass - 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"
Synonyms: bulk, volume
8.Mass - a musical setting for a Mass; "they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"
9.Mass - a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian eucharistic rite; "the priest said Mass"
Verb1.mass - join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; "Crowds were massing outside the palace"
Adj.1.mass - occurring widely (as to many people); "mass destruction"
Synonyms: large-scale
2.mass - 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"
G, G suit, Negro spiritual, a mass of, a world of, abundance, accouple, accumulate, accumulation, acervation, acres, adhere, agglomerate, agglomeration, agglutinate, aggregate, aggregation, aggroup, amass, amassment, amount, amplitude, anthem, apogeotropism, area, army, articulate, assemblage, assemble, associate, assortment, backlog, bag, bags, band, bank, barrel, barrels, batch, best part, better part, bevy, bigness, block, bodily size, bond, bottle, box, bracket, breadth, breccia, bridge, bridge over, bring together, budget, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, bundle, burden, bushel, cake, caliber, can, canaille, cantata, canticle, carat, cement, centigram, chain, chorale, chunk, church music, clap together, clasp, cleave, clinch, cling, cling to, clod, clot, cloud, clump, cluster, clutter, coagulate, coarseness, cohere, cohue, collect, collection, colligate, collocate, combine, come together, commissariat, commissary, compare, compile, comprise, concatenate, concrete, concreteness, concretion, congeal, congeries, conglobation, conglobulate, conglomerate, conglomeration, congregate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, convene, converge, copiousness, copulate, core, cornucopia, corpulence, corpus, corral, countlessness, couple, cover, coverage, covey, crate, crowd, crush, cumulate, cumulation, date, decagram, decigram, deluge, density, depth, diameter, dig up, dimension, dimensions, distance through, doxology, dram, dram avoirdupois, draw together, dredge up, dregs, drive together, dump, durability, dyne, embrace, encompass, enormousness, essence, expanse, expansion, extension, extent, fatness, fill, firmness, flight, flock, flock together, flocks, flood, flow together, force, forgather, freeze to, freight, fuse, galaxy, gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, gather in, gather together, gathering, gauge, generality, geotropism, get in, get together, girth, gist, glomeration, glue, gob, gospel, gospel music, grain, gram, grasp, gravamen, gravitation, graviton, gravity, great deal, greatness, grossness, group, grow together, hail, hang on, hang together, heap up, height, herd together, herds, hill, hive, hoard, hoi polloi, hold, hold on, hold together, horde, host, huddle, hug, hundredweight, hunk, hymn, hymn-tune, hymnody, hymnology, immensity, include, introit, inventory, jam, join, juxtapose, kilo, kilogram, knot, lade, larder, large amount, largeness, lay together, league, legion, legions, length, link, load, loads, loaf, lot, lots, lump, lump together, magnitude, main body, major part, majority, many, marry, marshal, masses of, massiveness, match, material, materiality, materials, materiel, matter, measure, measurement, meat, meet, megaton, merge, mess, mill, milligram, miscellany, mob, mobilize, mole, more than half, most, motet, mound, mountain, much, muchness, multitude, munitions, muster, nest, node, nugget, numbers, numerousness, object, ocean, oceans, offertory, offertory sentence, oodles, oratorio, ounce, ounce avoirdupois, ounce troy, pack, pack away, paean, pair, palpability, panoply, partner, passion, pat, peck, pennyweight, persist, piece together, pile up, piles, plenitude, plenty, plurality, pocket, ponderability, pound, pound avoirdupois, pound troy, poundal, preponderance, preponderancy, press, profusion, proletariat, proportion, proportions, prosodion, provisionment, provisions, psalm, psalmody, put together, pyramid, quantities, quantum, quite a few, rabble, radius, ragtag and bobtail, raise, rake up, rally, rally around, range, rations, reach, recessional, rendezvous, repertoire, repertory, requiem, requiem mass, rick, riffraff, roll into one, round up, rout, ruck, sack, sacred music, scads, scale, scope, scores, scrape together, scruple, scum, sea, seethe, set, ship, shoal, shock, size, slews, slug, snowball, solder, solid, solid body, solidify, solidity, soundness, span, spate, specific gravity, spiritual, splice, spread, stability, stack, staple, stay, stay put, steadiness, stick, stick together, stock, stock-in-trade, stockpile, stone, store, stores, stoutness, stow, stream, strength, sturdiness, substance, substantiality, substantialness, sum, superabundance, superfluity, supplies, supply on hand, surge, swarm, swarms, take hold of, take in, take up, tangibility, tape, the common herd, the greatest number, the masses, the third dimension, thickness, throng, thrust, tidy sum, tie, ton, tons, toughness, trash, treasure, treasury, unify, unite, units of weight, unwashed, volume, wad, weight, weld, whip in, white spiritual, whole, width, world, worlds, worlds of, yoke
Browse
Masorah
Masoret
Masorete
Masoretic
Masoretic points and accents
Masorite
Masoud
MasPar Unity
Masqat
Masque
masquer
Masquerade
masquerade ball
masquerade costume
Masquerader
masquerading
-- Mass --
mass action
Mass bell
Mass book
Mass card
Mass center
Mass copper
mass culture
mass defect
mass deficiency
mass energy
mass hysteria
mass medium
mass meeting
mass murder
mass murderer
mass noun
Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home