Share this entry

huge Syllabification: huge
Pronunciation: /(h)yo͞oj/

Definition of huge in English:

adjective (huger, hugest)

Extremely large; enormous: a huge area he made a huge difference to the team
More example sentences
  • From our point of view we are not going to see a huge difference, if anything at all.
  • We had two awesome pit stops by the crew that really made a huge difference to our results.
  • One class was doing it and one not and the difference in the class that did it was huge.
epic, Herculean, Brobdingnagian
informal jumbo, mega, monster, king-size(d), economy-size(d), oversize(d), super-size(d), whopping, humongous, honking, hulking, astronomical, cosmic, ginormous



Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)yo͞ojnəs/
Example sentences
  • A high profile function is directly proportionate to the hugeness of the lamp in this part of the State.
  • Brian wanted each note to sound ‘as if it was disappearing into the hugeness of the universe’, and - staggeringly enough - that's exactly how it feels.
  • The view of the unbroken forest canopy stretching away to the horizon defies description; it is a vision of a world untroubled by time, a revelation of the hugeness and wholeness of nature.


Middle English: shortening of Old French ahuge, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with huge

kludge, luge, scrooge, smoodge, stooge

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Related Words