Definition and Meanings for mass

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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

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