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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

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

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

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

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
Walt Disney

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Helen Keller
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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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