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    Definition of masses in English Dictionary

  • NounBFmass
    1. plural of mass.
      1. (plural only, generically) People, especially a large number of people.
        1. (plural only) The total population.
          1. The masses will be voting this Tuesday.
        2. (plural only) The lower classes or all but the elite.
          1. [ …] the ignorant masses [ …]
      2. VerbBFmassPRmassingPT, PPmassed
        1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of mass.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • One adenoid cystic carcinoma of trachea displayed as polypiform mass and protruded into endolumen with a wide base, homogeneous density, and fairly smooth and regular margin.
            • A partially ruptured 10 ×8 cm pedunculated mass arising at antimesenteric border of the ileum around 4 feet proximal to ileocaecal region was found ( Fig.
            • The mountain mass by scorching skies imbrowned. — Byron.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • I had the unenviable job of clearing one for somebody not long ago and the obstruction turned out to be a number of vampire's teabags gathered in a mass.
            • Einstein gave birth to a famous equation relating energy to mass.
            • This is the common story of superstition, from the totemism of savage tribes and the image-worship of semi-civilized peoples on to the heathenism of the Mass.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Noun forms
              • Plurals
                • Plurals ending in "-es"
                • Noun plural forms
                  • Plurals ending in "-es"
                • Nouns with common ending formations
                  • Plurals ending in "-es"
                  • Pluralia tantum
                  • Verbs
                    • Verb forms
                      • Verb singular forms
                        • Third-person singular forms
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                  Meaning of masses for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "masses" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form, a nouns with common ending formation and a pluralia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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