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British English: /mas/
American English: /mæs/

Translation of mass in French:


  • 1 (voluminous body)
    (cluster) of de
    a mass of trees
    une masse d'arbres
    a mass of particles
    un amas de particules
    the tree was just a mass of flowers
    l'arbre était couvert de fleurs

also: masses plural noun

  • 1 (the people) See examples: the masses
    (working class)
    les masses
    the labouring masses
    les masses laborieuses
  • 2
    (British English) (lots) See examples: to have masses of work/friends
    avoir beaucoup or plein (informal) de travail/d'amis
    there were masses of people
    il y avait une foule de gens
    there was masses of food
    il y avait un tas (informal) de choses à manger
    to have masses of time
    avoir tout son temps, avoir largement le temps

adjective before n

  • 1 (large scale)
    de masse
    (destruction, exodus, protest, unemployment)
    mass meeting
    rassemblement (m) de masse
  • 2 (of the people)
    (communications, consciousness, culture, demonstration, movement, tourism)
    de masse
    to have mass appeal
    avoir un succès de masse
  • 3 (simultaneous)
    (sackings, desertions)
    en masse

intransitive verb

  • (troops)
    se regrouper
    se masser

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