There are 2 main translations of mass in Spanish:

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mass

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

noun

  • 1 (bulk, body) her hair was a mass of curls
    tenía la cabeza cubierta de rizos
    the cherry tree was a mass of pink
    el cerezo era una nube de flores rosa
    a mass of contradictions
    un cúmulo de contradicciones
    in the mass
    en conjunto
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2
    also: masses plural
    2.1 (great quantity) (British English) [colloquial]she has masses of confidence
    tiene muchísima confianza en sí misma
    we received masses of complaints
    recibimos cantidades or [colloquial] montones de quejas
    2.2the masses
    las masas
  • 3 uncountable (Physics)
    Example sentences
    • Every object with mass exerts a gravitational force.
    • An object with mass creates a gravitational field around itself.
    • The problem is that gravitons carry mass and energy, which are the source of the gravitational field in the first place.
  • 4 countable also
    also: Mass
    (Music, Religion) to go to mass to say/hear mass
    decir/oír misa
    a sung/Latin/nuptial mass
    una misa cantada/en latín/de esponsales
    Example 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.

intransitive verb

  • (crowd/troops/clouds)
    concentrarse
    Example 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.

transitive verb

adjective

  • (before noun)
    (culture/market/communications)
    de masas
    (hysteria/hypnosis/suicide)
    (demonstration/protest/exodus)
    (unemployment)
    a newspaper with a mass circulation
    un periódico de circulación masiva
    a mass escape
    una huida en masa
    a mass meeting
    una 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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