Pronunciation: mås
1.(R. C. Ch.) The sacrifice in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
2.(Mus.) 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.
Canon of the Mass
See Canon.
High Mass
Mass with incense, music, the assistance of a deacon, subdeacon, etc.
Low Mass
Mass which is said by the priest throughout, without music.
Mass bell
the sanctus bell. See Sanctus.
Mass book
the missal or Roman Catholic service book.
v. i.1.To celebrate Mass.
[imp. & p. p. Massed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Massing.]
1.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.
2.(Phar.) A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
3.A large quantity; a sum.
All the mass of gold that comes into Spain.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
He had spent a huge mass of treasure.
- Sir J. Davies.
4.Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
This army of such mass and charge.
- Shak.
5.The principal part; the main body.
6.(Physics) The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume.
Blue mass
See under Blue.
Mass center
(Geom.) the center of gravity of a triangle.
Mass copper
native copper in a large mass.
Mass meeting
a large or general assembly of people, usually a meeting having some relation to politics.
The masses
the great body of the people, as contrasted with the higher classes; the populace.
v. t.1.To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
But mass them together and they are terrible indeed.
- Coleridge.
Noun1.mass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
2.Massmass - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
3.mass - an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
4.Mass - (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
5.mass - a body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass"
6.mass - the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"
7.mass - the property of something that is great in magnitude; "it is cheaper to buy it in bulk"; "he received a mass of correspondence"; "the volume of exports"
Synonyms: bulk, volume
8.Mass - a musical setting for a Mass; "they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"
9.Mass - a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian eucharistic rite; "the priest said Mass"
Verb1.mass - join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; "Crowds were massing outside the palace"
Adj.1.mass - occurring widely (as to many people); "mass destruction"
Synonyms: large-scale
2.mass - gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; "aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year"; "the aggregated amount of indebtedness"
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