masses masses  /ˈmæ səz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball
  2. (n) the common people generally
  3. (n) the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
  4. (n) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  5. (n) an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
  6. (n) (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
  7. (n) a body of matter without definite shape
  8. (n) the common people generally
  9. (n) the property of something that is great in magnitude
  10. (n) a musical setting for a Mass
  11. (n) a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite
  12. (v) join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
  13. (adj) formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole

Usage(s):

  • Yet last month when one of these programmers, Miguel de Icaza, 27, announced the creation of the Gnome Foundation to bring open-source software to the masses, he was flanked by .

News

  1. Scully to take over @Dodgers tonight

    Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully will reach the masses through a new medium -- Twitter -- when he takes over the team's @Dodgers account for his first Tweetcast on Wednesday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  2. Facebook expert: How to connect with the masses

    At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, a Facebook execs talks about scales -- and how Queen Elizabeth reached the masses in a meaningful way through her coronation.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  3. Anniversary of Depeche Mode's Concert for the Masses

    Tuesday marked a historic day in Depeche Mode's career. Twenty five years ago, on June 18, 1988, the British synth-pop band played the 101st show of their Music For The Masses Tour
    on June 19, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

Quotes

  1. "For the terrorists, Iraq was supposed to be a place where Al-Qaeda rallied the Arab masses to drive America out," Bush said. "Instead, Iraq has become the place where Arabs join with Americans to drive Al-Qaeda out. In Iraq we're witnessing...
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: President Bush Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  2. "When the masses combine, the sound of their steps will suppress the sound of military boots," Bhutto, a former prime minister, told around 100 journalists protesting a new media clampdown.
    on Nov 10, 2007 By: Benazir Bhutto Source: Forbes

  3. "Masses of black people are very disappointed with lack of delivery of housing, water and sanitation," Suzman said, although she praised the post-apartheid government for successes in economic policy and other areas.
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Helen Suzman Source: Washington Post

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