French translation of 'mass'
1. (= large number) masse f
a mass of sth
a mass of books and papers une masse de livres et de papiers
The courtyard was a mass of flowers. La cour était couverte de fleurs.
2. (= large amount) masse f
a mass of sth
There is a mass of detail to be worked out. Il y a une masse de détails à régler.
the mass of paper we have accumulated la masse de papier que nous avons accumulée
a mass of rubble un amas de débris
masses of (informal) (= lots of) des masses de
3. (Physics) masse f
4. (Religion) messe f
to go to mass aller à la messe
We go to mass on Sunday. Nous allons à la messe le dimanche.
to say mass dire la messe
the masses (= ordinary people) les masses fpl
(= congregate) se masser
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Example Sentences Including 'mass'
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There was an almost bald strip in the middle of my mass of hair.No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)
The bigger the organism grows, the further away will be the bulk of its mass from the outside environment.MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)
Cheers rose from the massed group of fighters.The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy (2007)
There were also masses of security guards outside the venue.The Sun (2012)
Trains are the safest and cleanest form of mass transport.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We built a large group through meetings in the local church and mass email campaigns.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We have come a long way since the days when crowds made massed monkey noises.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
What is it about massed bulbs that brings out such snobbery in gardeners?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The manager said that there was no imminent prospect of a mass exodus.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
There was just a mass of people.The Sun (2014)
This teeming mass weighs about three pounds and it is known as your microbiome.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Ukraine's mass unemployment has worsened the situation.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You and your friend were suffering from mass hysteria.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
A study showed that changing a classroom from standard desks to standing had a'significant' effect on the body mass index of students.The Sun (2016)
Argentina had a land mass the size of continental Europe.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Exercise continues to be key to maintain bone density and muscle mass.The Sun (2013)
High youth unemployment also helped provoke mass demonstrations.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Or ministers who lie about uncontrolled mass immigration, or shoddy hospitals who let patients die?The Sun (2016)
Research found a link between high body mass index and poor memory.The Sun (2016)
The crisis has prompted a mass exodus from Delhi.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The number of MPs who might consider establishing a new party is simply not enough to form a critical mass.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There was no link between pasta and body mass index.The Sun (2016)
North of the front, a colder Arctic air mass arrived with wintry showers.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
This tiny sample tells us little about how human life might be extended on a mass scale.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Little did it know that the two land masses would become so inextricably bound.Christianity Today (2000)
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