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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmassmass1 /mæs/ ●●○ S3 W3 noun  1 large amount a) [countable]HPLOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT a large amount of a substance which does not have a definite or regular shape The food had congealed into a sticky mass.mass of a high mass of rock b) [countable usually singular]LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT a large amount or quantity of somethingmass of a huge mass of data c) masses of something British English informalLOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT a large amount of something, or a lot of people or things Masses of books covered every surface in the room.2 crowd [singular]CROWD a large crowdmass of There was a mass of people around the club entrance. The road was blocked by a solid mass of protesters.see thesaurus at group3 the masses4 the mass of people/the population/workers etc5 church ceremony (also Mass) a) [countable, uncountable] the main ceremony in some Christian churches, especially the Roman Catholic Church, which celebrates the last meal that Jesus Christ ate What time do you go to mass?morning/evening/midnight etc Mass Will I see you at morning Mass?say/celebrate Mass (=perform this ceremony as a priest) High Mass b) [countable] a piece of music written to be performed at the ceremony of mass Mozart’s Mass in C minor6 science [uncountable] technicalHP the amount of material in something The Sun makes up 99.9% of the mass of our solar system. critical mass
Examples from the Corpus
massA mass of people stood before the courthouse.A mass of bodies scrambled over the shelves, everybody was shouting at one another and books were being thrown in all directions.Aerobic exercise and reduced-calorie diets produce weight loss, but reduce the resting metabolic rate because they do not maintain muscle mass.The bus station was a seething mass of people.Balustraded verandas surmounted each level, and a succession of towers projected from the mass of the building.What would he say of the masses of modern art that you have to plug in in order to fully appreciate?The mass is apparently about right, and the Z o has appeared at just the right frequency.Soon afterwards, as in the Western Middle Ages, there were masses of peasant serfs, and great feudal States.solid massThe drained curd, now a solid mass, is turned out of the muslin and the really hard work of milling begins.To the Gaijin rear Jotan's five hundred were a solid mass cutting off the line of retreat.The hygroscopic mixture got damp; when the humidity went down again it caked into an intractable solid mass.Walls can be cut half-way down or at either side to form dividing slabs rather than solid masses.It was wild, looking at the solid mass of people and then looking.say/celebrate MassHaving made that decision, he found he could once again say Mass.Ask him to be so kind as to come here and say Mass tomorrow morning.One such male priest conducted a ritual of purification of a church after a woman priest had celebrated Mass there.Why tear the church apart sO you can see the priest say Mass?Catholic community that celebrated Mass each Sunday in a chapel on the campus of Georgetown University.I wasn't able to say Mass.From about the twelfth century and until the Council, every priest was expected to say Mass separately each day.