adjective \ˈhyüj, ˈyüj\

: very large : very great in size, amount, or degree


Full Definition of HUGE

:  very large or extensive: as
a :  of great size or area
b :  great in scale or degree <a huge deficit>
c :  great in scope or character <a dancer of huge talent>
huge·ly adverb
huge·ness noun

Origin of HUGE

Middle English, from Old French ahuge
First Known Use: 12th century

Synonym Discussion of HUGE

enormous, immense, huge, vast, gigantic, colossal, mammoth mean exceedingly large. enormous and immense both suggest an exceeding of all ordinary bounds in size or amount or degree, but enormous often adds an implication of abnormality or monstrousness <an enormous expense> <an immense shopping mall>. huge commonly suggests an immensity of bulk or amount <incurred a huge debt>. vast usually suggests immensity of extent <the vast Russian steppes>. gigantic stresses the contrast with the size of others of the same kind <a gigantic sports stadium>. colossal applies especially to a human creation of stupendous or incredible dimensions <a colossal statue of Lincoln>. mammoth suggests both hugeness and ponderousness of bulk <a mammoth boulder>.

Rhymes with HUGE

HUGE Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈhyüj, ˈyüj\

Definition of HUGE for Kids

:  great in size or degree :  vast
huge·ly adverb <The program was hugely successful.>


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