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Definition of Mass

Mass

  1. The sacrifice in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
  2. 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.
  3. To celebrate Mass.
  4. 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.
  5. A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
  6. A large quantity; a sum.
  7. Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
  8. The principal part; the main body.
  9. The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume.
  10. To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.

Mass Quotations

Modern science says: 'The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.' From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom.
Nikola Tesla

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
Walt Disney

Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent.
Pope Francis

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Thomas Jefferson

If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Swami Vivekananda
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Mass Translations

mass in Afrikaans is menigte, skare, massa, stapel
mass in Dutch is drom, massa, hoop, menigte, boel
mass in Finnish is kasa, massa
mass in French is masse, foule, amas
mass in Italian is massa
mass in Latin is pondus, acervus
mass in Portuguese is massa
mass in Spanish is misa, masa