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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
            • We analize the quantum field theory taking into account the mass dimensions of the notoph and the photon.
            • In a seated upright position, participants breathed into a non-rebreathing technician controlled pneumatic switching Y-valve that was connected to a pneumotachometer and mass spectrometer.
            • Microlensed double-image quasars have sent a consistent message that the baryonic dark matter consists of a dark population of free-roaming planet mass objects.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • 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.
            • Einstein gave birth to a famous equation relating energy to mass.
            • 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.
        • 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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