mass noun - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mass”

See all translations

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
(Definition of mass noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “mass” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More