Definition and Meanings for mass

·This dictionary definitions come from open dictionary GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
·The meaning of a word in English varies according to its part of speech , for this reason the different meanings are ordered by their part of speech.
·It is a very easy to use dictionary , very well structured that will allow you to solve all your doubts on any word and you also will deepen the knowledge of the English language.


Mass is ranked 17,758 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of mass

noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

Etymology of mass

oe. masse, messe, as. maesse. ll. missa, from l. mittere, missum, to send, dismiss: cf. f. messe. in the ancient churches, the public services at which the catechumens were permitted to be present were called missa catechumenorum, ending with the reading of the gospel. then they were dismissed with these words : sc. ecclesi , the congregation is dismissed. after that the sacrifice proper began. at its close the same words were said to those who remained. so the word gave the name of mass t

Meaning of mass


as noun

  • the sacrifice in the sacrament of the eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
  • 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.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to celebrate mass.

as noun

  • 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.
  • a medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
  • a large quantity; a sum.
  • bulk; magnitude; body; size.
  • the principal part; the main body.
  • the quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume.

as transitive verb

  • to form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
  • No antonyms for mass

  • Verbs.Types of Verbs
    Verbs.Types of Verbs

    1. Definition and function of verbs

    In English, the verb shows the action, state, occurrence in a sentence, being the principal part of the predicate. The function of the verbs is to describe the action, conditions, or state regarding to the subject. They state is something happened, is happening or will happen in the future.

    Read more...
  • Nouns. Types of Nouns
    Nouns. Types of Nouns

    Nouns in English are words that are naming either an idea, thing, quality, place or person. They can be either in plural or singular form, and they most of the time need a determiner or article in order to exist in a sentence. It’s important to note that adjectives can be used to describe nouns and, maybe the interesting thing is that the English language has more nouns than verbs or any other kind of word.

    Read more...
  • Adverbs. Types of Adverbs in English
    Adverbs. Types of Adverbs in English

    Are adverbs an important part of the English language? Of course they are. If adjectives describe the subject of a sentence, adverbs describe the action. So it is important to know adverbs and how to use them. Adverbs are not hard to use, and they complete sentence formation and vocabulary, improving the use of English. So let us see which the most important aspects of adverb use are.

    Read more...