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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: ahuge

huge

adjective
     
huge
huge S2 W2
1 extremely large in size, amount, or degree [= enormous]:
a huge dog
huge crowds
Your room's huge compared to mine.
These shoes make my feet look huge.
a huge amount/sum/quantity etc
huge sums of money
the huge scale of the problem
a huge loss/profit/increase etc
a huge increase in cost
a huge range/variety/selection etc
a huge range of issues
a huge success/disappointment etc
The play was a huge success.
a huge difference/gap etc
The new system has made a huge difference.
2 informal very popular or famous:
David Hasselhoff is huge in Germany.
hugely adverb:
hugely successful
hugeness noun [uncountable]

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