Meaning of MASS in English


Function: adjective

Date: 1733

1 a : of or relating to the mass of the people < mass market> < mass education> also : being one of or at one with the mass : AVERAGE , COMMONPLACE < mass man> b : participated in by or affecting a large number of individuals < mass destruction> < mass demonstrations> c : having a large-scale character < mass plantings of tulips>

2 : viewed as a whole : TOTAL <the mass effect of a design>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.