Definition of huge in English:

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Pronunciation: /hjuːdʒ/

adjective (huger, hugest)

1Extremely large; enormous: a huge area huge amounts of money
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  • Now it has a huge lower market and a small but worthwhile high quality luxury market.
  • Organisers are also hoping to put on a huge firework display and find a sponsor to fund it.
  • That's a lot of suffering, as well as a huge drain on the workforce in terms of days lost.
enormous, vast, immense, very large, very big, great, massive, cosmic, colossal, prodigious, gigantic, gargantuan, mammoth, monumental, tremendous, stupendous;
giant, towering, hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, gross, monstrous, elephantine, mountainous, titanic;
epic, Herculean, Brobdingnagian;
princely, generous, handsome
informal jumbo, mega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, hulking, bumper, almighty, astronomical, astronomic
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous
1.1Of great importance or seriousness: she’s made a huge mistake this could be the start of something huge for you
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  • Riverlea Tractors admitted the changes had been a huge decision which it hadn't taken lightly.
  • "I think that is a huge mistake on at least three counts."
  • As our climate changes we will face huge life-altering challenges.
1.2 informal Extremely popular or successful: while he may be unknown in the American mainstream, he’s huge in Britain
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  • Donald, he says, was a huge character, driving round Cumbria in fast cars and the only person to hold both Water and Land Speed Records at the same time.
  • The winners of Pop Idol are huge with pop's youngest fans.
  • "In the middle of nowhere in upstate New York, community-supported subscription farms are huge."



Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːdʒnəs/
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

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