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An example use of mass in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
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meanings of mass
Celebration of the Eucharist.
The Eucharist, now especially in Roman Catholicism.
A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
A large quantity; a sum.
A musical setting of parts of the mass.
A similar ceremony offered by a number of Christian churches.
A musical composition set to portions of the Mass.
A palpable or visible abnormal globular structure; a tumor.
The sacrament of the Eucharist.
The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume. It is one of four fundamental properties of matter. It is measured in kilograms in the SI system of measurement.
A large body of individuals, especially persons.
The lower classes of persons.
The principal liturgical service of the Church, including a scripture service and a eucharistic service, which includes the consecration and oblation (offering) of the host and wine.
Excess body weight, especially in the form of muscle hypertrophy.
Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
Synonym of weight.
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.
Precious metal, especially gold or silver.
The principal part; the main body.
(physical) Matter, material.
To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
To have a certain mass.
To celebrate mass.
Involving a mass of people; of, for, or by the masses.
Involving a mass of things; concerning a large quantity or number.
Abbreviation of Massachusetts.
Alternative form of Mas.
mass frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR
the word mass occurs in english on average 56.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.