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Definition of mass, meaning of mass



countable and uncountable; masses

mass (countable and uncountable; plural masses)

  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. (pharmacy): 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 - Shakespeare, Hamlet, IV,iv
  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. It is one of four fundamental properties of matter. It is measured in kilograms in the SI system of measurement.
  7. (medicine): A palpable or visible abnormal globular structure; a tumor.
  8. (bodybuilding): Excess body weight, especially in the form of muscle hypertrophy.
  9. (religion): Celebration of the Eucharist.

4 letters in word "mass": A M S S.

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am as ass ma mas sam sma

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