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Princeton's WordNet

  1. multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashednoun

    the common people generally

    "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"


  1. massesnoun

    People, especially a large number of people

  2. massesnoun

    The total population.

    The masses will be voting this Tuesday.

  3. massesnoun

    The lower classes or all but the elite.

    ...the ignorant masses...

  4. Massesnoun

    Plural form of Mass.


  1. masses

    1. In physics, masses refers to the property of a physical body which determines the strength of its mutual gravitational attraction with other bodies, its resistance to being accelerated by a force, and in the Einsteinian interpretation, its gravitational distortion of local spacetime. 2. In general terms, masses can also refer to large numbers of people, often implying common characteristics or anonymity among them, such as the working masses or the masses of a country. 3. In religious context, particularly in Christianity, the Mass is the central act of worship, which involves the consecration of bread and wine that become, in a mystical way, the body and blood of Christ. 4. It can also refer to a significant amount or quantity of a particular substance or material, for instance a mass of data or geological mass.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of masses in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of masses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of masses in a Sentence

  1. Lord Acton:

    It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority. For there is a reserve of latent power in the masses which, if it is called into play, the minority can seldom resist. But from the absolute will of an entire people there is no appeal, no redemption, no refuge but treason.

  2. Susan Scott:

    We are not aware of any black holes in the universe with masses less than about five solar masses, this would raise many new questions such as,' how does such a light black hole form ?'.

  3. Adolf Hitler:

    The great masses of the people... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.

  4. Julian Reichelt:

    The phenomenon of Angela Merkel is basically leading from behind, you see where people are going and you follow the masses, you don't lead the masses. Angela Merkel was brilliant at doing that.

  5. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto:

    Instead of helping people, Croatia is encouraging masses and masses of people to commit a criminal offence - illegal crossing of the border is a criminal offense.

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