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huge

[hyooj or, often, yooj] /hyudʒ or, often, yudʒ/
adjective, huger, hugest.
1.
extraordinarily large in bulk, quantity, or extent:
a huge ship; a huge portion of ice cream.
2.
of unbounded extent, scope, or character; limitless:
the huge genius of Mozart.
Origin
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English huge, hoge < Old French ahuge, ahoge enormous, equivalent to a- a-5 + hoge height < Germanic; compare Old Norse haugr hill (see high)
Related forms
hugely, adverb
hugeness, noun
overhuge, adjective
overhugely, adverb
overhugeness, noun
Synonyms
1. mammoth, gigantic, colossal; vast; stupendous; bulky. Huge, enormous, immense, tremendous imply great magnitude. Huge implies massiveness, bulkiness, or even shapelessness: a huge mass of rock; a huge collection of antiques. Enormous, literally out of the norm, applies to what exceeds in extent, magnitude, or degree, a norm or standard: an enormous iceberg. Tremendous, in informal use, applies to anything so huge as to be astonishing or to inspire awe: a tremendous amount of equipment. Immense, literally not measurable, is particularly applicable to what is exceedingly great, without reference to a standard: immense buildings. All are used figuratively: a huge success; enormous curiosity; tremendous effort; immense joy.
Antonyms
1. small, tiny, diminutive.
Pronunciation note
See human.
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Examples for huge
  • Each is fitted with a roof for shade, a large motor on deck and a huge suction pipe running from the stern into the water.
  • Attempts at large projects have more often than not resulted in a huge wastage of resources.
  • The weatherman is predicting a huge snowstorm for this day.
  • I'm a huge fan of children's literature.
  • The main argument was over what to do with the federal government's huge budget surplus.
  • It's hard to imagine even these huge snakes capturing and killing such big crocodiles.
  • The rooms are huge and loftlike, with high ceilings.
  • On paper the benefits look huge.
  • Saguaros crowd the slopes and huge boulders fill the canyon bottom, where a seasonal stream runs.
  • As the dragon charged it released huge clouds of hissing steam through its nostrils.
British Dictionary definitions for huge

huge

/hjuːdʒ/
adjective
1.
extremely large in size, amount, or scope Archaic form hugeous
Derived Forms
hugeness, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French ahuge, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for huge
adj.

mid-12c., apparently a shortening of Old French ahuge, ahoge "extremely large, enormous; mighty, powerful," itself of uncertain origin. Expanded form hugeous is attested from early 15c. Related: Hugeness.

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