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Mass meaning

mass - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
  2. 2. join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; " Crowds were massing outside the palace"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. The sacrifice in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To celebrate Mass.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
  9. 9. A large quantity; a sum.
  10. 10. Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
  11. 11. The principal part; the main body.
  12. 12. The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume.
  13. 13. To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
  14. 14. The portions of the 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.
  15. 15. A lump; bulk; quantity of matter; assemblage; the Lord's Supper in the Catholic Church.

mass - examples of usage

  1. I had attended early Mass, and arranged to drive home with my people. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. But among the mass of the population the feeling was all in favour of a separate kingdom. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. I came down to go to Mass. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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