HUGE

huge, immense, vast, Brobdingnagian

(adjective) unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope; “huge government spending”; “huge country estates”; “huge popular demand for higher education”; “a huge wave”; “the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains”; “immense numbers of birds”; “at vast (or immense) expense”; “the vast reaches of outer space”; “the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization”- W.R.Inge

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

huge (comparative huger, superlative hugest)

Very large.

(slang) Distinctly interesting, significant, important, likeable, well regarded.

Synonyms

• (very large): colossal, elephantine, enormous, giant, gigantic, immense, prodigious, vast.

• See also gigantic

Antonyms

• (very large): tiny, small, minuscule, midget, dwarf

Anagrams

• e-hug, eugh, gehu

Source: Wiktionary


Huge, a. [Compar. Huger; superl. Hugest.] Etym: [OE. huge, hoge, OF. ahuge, ahoge.]

Definition: Very large; enormous; immense; excessive; -- used esp. of material bulk, but often of qualities, extent, etc.; as, a huge ox; a huge space; a huge difference. "The huge confusion." Chapman. "A huge filly." Jer. Taylor.

– Huge"ly, adv.

– Huge"ness, n. Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea. Shak.

Syn.

– Enormous; gigantic; colossal; immense; prodigious; vast.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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