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noun mass pronunciation in British English /mæs/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a large quantity or number
    mass of: We need to turn this mass of evidence into a coherent argument.
    There’s a mass of competing anti-virus programs you can choose from.
    1. a.


      [plural] informal a lot
      mass of: Masses of people attended the meeting.
  2. 2
    [countable] a lump or amount of a substance that does not have a clear or definite shape
    The vegetables had turned into a sticky mass at the bottom of the pan.
    mass of: All that was left of the car was a mass of twisted metal.
    a mass of dark cloud
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  3. 3
    [singular] a large crowd of people
    mass of: A mass of people followed the procession.
    a seething mass (=moving in all directions): a seething mass of protesters
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      the masses

      [plural] ordinary people who are not rich or famous. This word usually shows that you think ordinary people are not important or intelligent
      It is entertainment that will appeal to the masses.
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    [countable/uncountable] the main religious ceremony of the Roman Catholic church
    They go to mass every Sunday.
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      [countable] music a piece of music written for some of the prayers in the mass
      Bach’s Mass in B Minor
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