What does masse mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. masse, masse shotnoun

    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


  1. massénoun

    A stroke made with the cue held vertically that puts tremendous spin on the cue ball.


  1. masse

    Masse typically refers to a total quantity or amount of material that has weight and occupies space, represented by the French word 'masse' meaning mass. In English, it is often used in the context of sports such as billiards or pool, referring to a type of shot where the cue ball is hit in a manner making it spin around another ball before hitting the target ball. However, without specific context, the term masse is generally associated with the concept of mass in physics and chemistry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Massenoun

    alt. of Masse shot

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Masse

    ma-sā′, n. in billiards, a sharp stroke made with the cue perpendicular or nearly so. [Fr.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. masse

    (Fr.). A species of stock-purse, which, during the French monarchy, was lodged in the hands of the regimental treasurer or paymaster, for every sergeant, corporal, drummer, and soldier. The amount retained for each sergeant was vingt deniers per day, and dix deniers for each of the other ranks, according to the establishment, not the effective number of each battalion. Out of these stoppages a settled and regular masse, or stock-purse, was made up, and at the end of every month it was paid into the hands of the major or officer intrusted with the interior management of the corps, and was then appropriated to defray the expense of clothing the different regiments, and lodged in the hands of the directors or inspector-general of clothing.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MASSE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Masse is ranked #8741 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Masse surname appeared 3,753 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Masse.

    86.5% or 3,247 total occurrences were White.
    6.5% or 245 total occurrences were Black.
    4.2% or 159 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 50 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 17 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. seams

  2. mesas

  3. sesma

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of masse in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of masse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of masse in a Sentence

  1. Herman Cain Trump:

    We met with him last week in New York at Trump Tower, out of that meeting, we articulated to him that there's a disconnect between him and the black community and in order to bridge that gap, he needs to engage the black community. And the best way to engage the black community en masse is through the black church.

  2. Thomas Els:

    People are not becoming vegetarians en masse but moral and ethical considerations are playing more of a role.

  3. Oleg Safonov:

    The need for beaches and the sea is very much a stereotype of recent years, which we already accept as our own opinion, our forefathers, even the wealthy, did not go en masse to foreign seas.

  4. Armen Gasparyan:

    If banks from the top 30 get into trouble, the government will have to save them at any price, it would be very painful for such a bank to go under, as it could spark a crisis of confidence in which the population withdraws deposits en masse and interbank lending rates spike.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    In 1950, there were 16 workers for every retiree. How many are there today? There are three, in 20 years, there is going to be two, and you're going to have 80 million Baby Boomers like me retiring en masse, wanting a Social Security check and their Medicare bills paid. We're going to need more legal immigration. Let's make it logical. Let's pick people from all over the world on our terms, not just somebody from Mexico. Let's create a rational, legal immigration system because we have a declining workforce.

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