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mass

noun
 
 
/mæs/
LUMP [C] a solid lump with no clear shape: The sauce was now a sticky mass in the bottom of the pan.Masses and large amounts of things
a mass of sth B2 a large amount or number of something: The garden was a mass of flowers. She had a mass of blond curls.Masses and large amounts of things
AMOUNT [U] in physics, the amount of substance that something contains: One litre of water has a mass of one kilogram.Area, mass, weight and volume in general
masses informal B2 a large amount or number of something: I've got masses of work to do. Take some of our paper - we've got masses.Masses and large amounts of things
the masses the ordinary people who form the largest part of society: He failed to win the support of the masses.Ordinary people
Translations of “mass”
in Korean 덩어리…
in Arabic كُتْلة…
in French amas, masse, la plus grande partie…
in Turkish yığın, küme, sürü…
in Italian massa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大量, 大批, 眾多…
in Russian масса, масса (в физике)…
in Polish masa…
in Spanish montón, masa, mayoría…
in Portuguese massa…
in German die Masse, die Mehrzahl…
in Catalan munt…
in Japanese (形がはっきりしないものの)集まり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大量, 大批, 众多…
(Definition of mass noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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