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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

In the industrial revolution Britain led the world in advances that enabled mass production: trade exchanges, transportation, factory technology and new skills needed for the new industrialised world.
Lucy Powell

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
George Orwell

Weapons of mass destruction are the greatest threat to life on earth. Biological weapons are often called the poor man's atomic bomb. Saddam Hussein is the ruler who has for decades been making the most determined and diabolical illegal effort to acquire them.
William Shawcross

Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
Victor Hugo

People with mental health problems are almost never dangerous. In fact, they are more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators. At the same time, mental illness has been the common denominator in one act of mass violence after another.
Roy Blunt
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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
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