- 1 (bulk, body) her hair was a mass of curlsthe cherry tree was a mass of pinktenía la cabeza cubierta de rizosa mass of contradictionsel cerezo era una nube de flores rosain the massun cúmulo de contradiccionesen conjuntoExample sentences
- At the opposite end of what passed for the main street of the village, a group of the attackers had gathered, a mass of dark shapes and forms.
- The townspeople moved as quickly as they could to get back to their homes, and the main street was just a mass of dark forms running and fleeing.
- The sky was a dome of darkness over their heads, the stars blotted out by a mass of thick, dark clouds.
- Sue now provides this, making use of a mass of hitherto unused material.
- The editor has a mass of material from which the text is now extracted.
- It is not only encyclopaedias, dictionaries, and libraries that create the illusion of a semblance of order from a mass of chaotic and random materials.
- 4 countable alsoalso: Mass(Music, Religion) to go to mass to say/hear massa sung/Latin/nuptial massdecir/oír misauna misa cantada/en latín/de esponsalesExample sentences
- Ideal Christmas gifts will be on sale next weekend at all Masses in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
- The Masses and other ceremonies in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary this Christmas had full congregations.
- Preparations for First Holy Communion began at all Masses in the parish church last Sunday week.
- (crowd/troops/clouds)concentrarseExample sentences
- In many areas mine warfare is replacing massed armies facing each other across vast plains.
- In both cases, you have a mobile army massing and maneuvering against static defensive positions.
- During this performance the assembled pipers and drummers will play together in one massed pipe band.
- (before noun)(culture/market/communications)de masas(hysteria/hypnosis/suicide)a newspaper with a mass circulationa mass escapeun periódico de circulación masivaa mass meetinguna huida en masauna reunión de todo el personal ( or el estudiantado etc)Example sentences
- Here conventionality is a contributing factor to the novel's success; these are universal themes with mass appeal.
- Nearly forty people were in hospital today and a further 50 are believed to be affected by a mass outbreak of food poisoning.
- Uncertain as to where to go or what to do, they eventually become part of the mass exodus of refugees fleeing for their very lives.
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Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.