Complete Definition of "mass"

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English

Etymology 1
From OE. term|mæsse|lang=ang, from LL. term|missa, noun use of feminine past participle of classical L. term|mittere||release, dismiss.

Pronunciation
a|US IPA|/mæs/, SAMPA|/m{s/
a|UK IPA|/mæs/ or IPAchar|/mÉËs/, SAMPA|/m{s/ or SAMPAchar|/mA:s/
audio|en-us-mass.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|æs

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. religion The Eucharist, now especially in Roman Catholicism.
  2. context|religion Celebration of the Eucharist.
  3. context|religion|usually as the Mass The sacrament of the Eucharist.
  4. A musical setting of parts of the mass.

Translations
trans-top|religion: Eucharist
Dutch: t+|nl|mis|f
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Slovene: maša f
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trans-top|religion: celebration of the Eucharist
Czech: mše f
Dutch: t+|nl|mis|f
Finnish: messu
French: t+|fr|messe|f
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Slovene: maša f
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trans-top|religion: sacrament of the Eucharist
Dutch: t+|nl|mis|f
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trans-top|musical setting of parts of the mass
Dutch: t+|nl|mis|f
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Slovene: maša f
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Verb
en-verb|mass|es

  1. context|intransitive|obsolete To celebrate mass.

Translations
trans-top|celebrate Mass
Dutch: t+|nl|vieren, t|nl|misvieren
Finnish: pitää messu
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Slovene: maševati
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Etymology 2
From AF. and MF. term|masse, from L. term|massa||lump, dough, from AGr. term|sc=polytonic|μαζα||barley-cake.

Pronunciation
IPA|/mæs/, SAMPA|/m{s/
audio|en-us-mass.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|æs

Noun
en-noun|es|-

  1. A quantity of matter cohere|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.

#* rfdate Sir I. Newton â 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
#: rfdate Savile â A deep mass of continual sea is slower stirred to rage

  1. A large quantity; a sum.

#: rfdate Sir W. Raleigh â All the mass of gold that comes into Spain.
#: rfdate Sir J. Davies â He had spent a huge mass of treasure.

  1. bulk|Bulk; magnitude; body; size.

#: rfdate Shakespeare, Hamlet, IV,iv â This army of such mass and charge

  1. The principal part; the main body.

#: rfdate Jowett (Thucyd.) â Night closed upon the pursuit, and aided the mass of the fugitives in their escape

  1. context|physics The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume. It is one of four fundamental property|properties of matter. It is measured in kilograms in the SI system of measurement.
  2. context|pharmacy A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
  3. context|medicine A palpable or visible abnormal globular structure; a tumor.
  4. context|bodybuilding Excess body weight, especially in the form of muscle hypertrophy.

See also
Customary units: slug, pound, ounce, long ton (1.12 short tons), short ton (commonly used)
Metric units: gram (g), kilogram (kg), metric ton

Derived terms
rfc|these glosses have to be moved to the appropriate pages
blue mass See under blue
critical mass
mass center (Geometry): the center of gravity of a triangle
mass copper, native copper in a large mass
Planck mass
the masses, the great body of the people, as contrasted with the higher classes; the populace.

Translations
trans-top|quantity of matter cohering together to make one body
Czech: hmota f
Dutch: t+|nl|massa|f
Finnish: t+|fi|massa
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Japanese: JAchar|質é (ãã¤ããã, shitsuryÅ)
Spanish: t+|es|masa|f
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trans-top|large quantity; sum
Dutch: t+|nl|massa|f, t+|nl|hoeveelheid|f
Finnish: t+|fi|massa
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Slovene: masa f
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trans-top|bulk; magnitude; body; size
Czech: spousta f
Dutch: t+|nl|massa|f, t+|nl|hoeveelheid|f
Finnish: t+|fi|massa
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trans-top|principal part
Czech: vÄtÅ¡ina f
Dutch: t|nl|meerderheid|f, t+|nl|massa|f
Finnish: pääosa
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trans-top|physics: quantity of matter which a body contains
Chinese: t|zh|質é
Czech: hmotnost f
Dutch: t+|nl|massa|f
Finnish: t+|fi|massa
French: t+|fr|masse|f
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Japanese: JAchar|質é (ãã¤ããã, shitsuryÅ)
Slovene: masa f
Spanish: t+|es|masa|f
Urdu: Ú©ÙÛت (kamiat) f
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trans-top|pharmacy: medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump
Dutch: t+|nl|massa|f
Finnish: t+|fi|massa
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trans-top|medicine: palpable or visible abnormal globular structure
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trans-top|bodybuilding: excess body weight
Finnish: t+|fi|massa
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ttbc|Arabic: ÙتÙØ©
ttbc|Breton: oferenn f -où (1-1), tolz m (2-1,6), bern m -ioù p, tolzenn f -où p (2-3)
ttbc|French: t+|fr|masse|f
ttbc|German: Masse f (1,3)
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ttbc|Indonesian: t-|id|massa|xs=Indonesian (1)
ttbc|Interlingua: t-|ia|massa|xs=Interlingua (1)
ttbc|Polish: msza f (1-1,2), masa f (2-1,,6)
ttbc|Portuguese: t+|pt|massa|f (1)
ttbc|Romanian: masÄ f
ttbc|Swedish: t+|sv|massa (1,2,6)
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Verb
en-verb|mass|es

  1. transitive To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.

#: rfdate|transform this into proper quotation Coleridge â But mass them together and they are terrible indeed.

Translations
trans-top|form or collect into a mass
Dutch: t|nl|samennemen, t|nl|samenhopen, t|nl|ophopen
Finnish: kerätä, kasata, tehdä t+|fi|massa
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