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Definition 1: (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist - [noun denoting act]

(mass is a kind of ...) a ceremony having religious meaning

(... is a kind of mass ) a solemn and elaborate Mass with music

(... is a kind of mass ) a Mass recited without music

(... is a kind of mass ) a Mass celebrated for the dead

(mass belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

(mass belongs to category ...) the Protestant churches and denominations collectively

Definition 2: the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field - [noun denoting attribute]

(mass is a kind of ...) any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

(mass is a kind of ...) one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement

(... is a kind of mass ) the total mass of living matter in a given unit area

(... is a kind of mass ) the amount by which the mass of an atomic nucleus is less than the sum of the masses of its constituent particles

(... is a kind of mass ) (chemistry) the sum of the relative atomic masses of the constituent atoms of a molecule

(... is a kind of mass ) (physics) the mass of a body regarded relativistically as energy

(... is a kind of mass ) (chemistry) the mass of an atom of a chemical element expressed in atomic mass units

(... is a kind of mass ) (physics) the mass of a body as determined by the second law of motion from the acceleration of the body when it is subjected to a force that is not due to gravity

(... is a kind of mass ) the main mass of a thing

(... is a kind of mass ) the property possessed by a large mass

(... is a kind of mass ) (physics) the mass of a body in motion relative to the observer: it is equal to the rest mass multiplied by a factor that is greater than 1 and that increases as the magnitude of the velocity increases

(... is a kind of mass ) (physics) the mass of a body as measured when the body is at rest relative to an observer, an inherent property of the body

(... is a kind of mass ) the minimum mass of fissionable material that can sustain a chain reaction

(... is a kind of mass ) (physics) the mass of a body as measured by its gravitational attraction for other bodies

Definition 3: the property of something that is great in magnitude - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where mass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is cheaper to buy it in bulk
  • he received a mass of correspondence
  • the volume of exports

Synonyms for mass in the sense of this definition

(mass is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion" "about the magnitude of a small pea"

(... is a kind of mass ) the volume measured in dollars

"the store's dollar volume continues to rise"

Definition 4: a musical setting for a Mass - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they played a Mass composed by Beethoven

(mass is a kind of ...) genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies

(... is a kind of mass ) a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead

(... is part of mass) a solemn and elaborate Mass with music

Definition 5: a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the priest said Mass

(mass is a kind of ...) a fixed text used in praying

Definition 6: the common people generally - [noun denoting group]

Samples where mass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • separate the warriors from the mass
  • power to the people

Synonyms for mass in the sense of this definition

(mass is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of mass ) in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy

(... is a kind of mass ) the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment

"every artist needs an audience" "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"

(... is a kind of mass ) a group of followers or enthusiasts

Definition 7: an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people) - [noun denoting group]

(mass is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of mass ) an immovable mass of logs blocking a river

(... is a kind of mass ) a bushy thick mass (especially hair)

"he had an unruly shock of black hair"

Definition 8: a body of matter without definite shape - [noun denoting object]

Samples where mass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a huge ice mass

(mass is a kind of ...) an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects

"heavenly body"

(... is a kind of mass ) a hard mass of fecal matter

(... is a kind of mass ) a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents

(... is a kind of mass ) a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven

"a mat of weeds and grass"

(... is a kind of mass ) any soft or soggy mass

"he pounded it to a pulp"

Definition 9: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where mass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a batch of letters
  • a deal of trouble
  • a lot of money
  • he made a mint on the stock market
  • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
  • it must have cost plenty
  • a slew of journalists
  • a wad of money

Synonyms for mass in the sense of this definition

(mass is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of mass ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of mass ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 10: join together into a mass or collect or form a mass - [verb of motion]

Samples where mass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Crowds were massing outside the palace

(mass is a kind of ...) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

(... is a kind of mass ) crowd closely

"The crowds pressed along the street"

Definition 11: formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mass or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year
  • the aggregated amount of indebtedness

Synonyms for mass in the sense of this definition

(mass is similar to ...) forming a whole or aggregate

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