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huge

 (hyo͞oj)
adj. hug·er, hug·est
1. Of exceedingly great size, extent, or quantity. See Synonyms at enormous.
2. Of exceedingly great scope or nature: the huge influence of the Hellenic world.
3. Informal Contributing in a major way to success; very important: The defensive line was huge in the second half.

[Middle English, from Old French ahuge.]

huge′ly adv.
huge′ness n.

huge

(hjuːdʒ)
adj
extremely large in size, amount, or scope
[C13: from Old French ahuge, of uncertain origin]
ˈhugeness n

huge

(hyudʒ or, often, yudʒ)

adj. hug•er, hug•est.
1. extraordinarily large in bulk, quantity, or area: a huge ship.
2. very great: The book was a huge success.
[1225–75; Middle English huge, hoge < Old French ahuge]
huge′ly, adv.
huge′ness, n.
syn: huge, enormous, tremendous, immense imply great magnitude. huge, when used of concrete objects, usu. adds the idea of massiveness, bulkiness, or even lack of shape: a huge mass of rock. enormous applies to what exceeds a norm or standard in extent, magnitude, or degree: an enormous iceberg. tremendous suggests something so large 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 of these terms are used figuratively: a huge success; enormous curiosity; tremendous effort; immense joy.
pron: See human.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.huge - unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scopehuge - 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
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

huge

adjective enormous, great, giant, large, massive, vast, extensive, tremendous, immense, mega (slang), titanic, jumbo (informal), gigantic, monumental, mammoth, bulky, colossal, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, stupendous, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), elephantine, ginormous (informal), Brobdingnagian, humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) Several painters were working on a huge piece of canvas.
little, small, minute, tiny, petty, insignificant, microscopic, puny

huge

adjective
Translations
ضخمضَخْم، هائِلعملاقهَائِلٌ
ohromný
kæmpestorenorm
valtava
ogroman
gríðarstórgríîarstórrisastór
巨大な
거대한
milzīgs
ogromen
enormjättestor
ใหญ่โต
to lớn

huge

[hjuːdʒ] (huger (compar) (hugest (superl))) ADJ [person, building, thing] → enorme, inmenso; [bill, sum of money, investment] → enorme, astronómico; [increase, problem, difference] → enorme, tremendo
huge amounts ofenormes cantidades de
huge numbers ofgran número de
they are making a huge profitestán sacando enormes beneficios or beneficios astronómicos
the result was human suffering on a huge scaleel resultado fue sufrimiento humano en proporciones gigantescas
to be a huge successtener un éxito enorme, ser todo un éxito

huge

[ˈhjuːdʒ] adj [amount, profit] → énorme, immense; [thing] → immense, gigantesque; [crowd] → énorme; [task] → énorme
a huge number of → un très grand nombre de
to make a huge difference → faire une différence énorme
to be a huge fan of sth/sb → être un très grand fan de qch/qn
a huge success → un succès fou

huge

adj (+er)riesig; appetite, thirst, disappointment, deficit, selectionRiesen- (inf); effortgewaltig; problem, difference, increaseriesig, enorm; a huge successein Riesenerfolg (inf); a huge cityeine Riesenstadt (inf); a huge jobeine Riesenarbeit (inf); huge numbers of these childrenungeheuer viele von diesen Kindern; human suffering on a huge scaleunermessliches menschliches Leiden

huge

[hjuːdʒ] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (gen) → enorme; (appetite, helping) → smisurato/a; (success) → strepitoso/a, immenso/a

huge

(hjuːdʒ) adjective
very large. a huge dog; a huge sum of money; Their new house is huge.
ˈhugeness noun
ˈhugely adverb
very much; greatly.

huge

هَائِلٌ ohromný kæmpestor riesig τεράστιος inmenso valtava énorme ogroman enorme 巨大な 거대한 enorm enorm olbrzymi imenso, muito grande огромный enorm ใหญ่โต kocaman to lớn 巨大的

huge

a. inmenso-a; enorme.
References in classic literature ?
HE WAS AN old man with a white beard and huge nose and hands.
cried Koku, and his voice was a roar while he beat on his mighty chest with his huge fists.
The quadroon nurse was looked upon as a huge encumbrance, only good to button up waists and panties and to brush and part hair; since it seemed to be a law of society that hair must be parted and brushed.
That portion of the band who had followed the huge warrior took the route toward the foot of the Horican, and no other expectation was left for himself and companions, than that they were to be retained as hopeless captives by their savage conquerors.
Over these, nature hath formed passes, that are less difficult than might be expected from a view of such huge piles.
What had been the counter or "bar" of the saloon, gorgeous in white and gold, now sawn in two and divided, was set up on opposite sides of the room as separate dressing-tables, decorated with huge bunches of azaleas, that hid the rough earthenware bowls, and gave each table the appearance of a vestal altar.
HALFWAY down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst.
Next rose before her in memory's picture-gallery, the intricate and narrow thoroughfares, the tall, grey houses, the huge cathedrals, and the public edifices, ancient in date and quaint in architecture, of a continental city; where new life had awaited her, still in connexion with the mis-shapen scholar: a new life, but feeding itself on time-worn materials, like a tuft of green moss on a crumbling wall.
His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock perched upon his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew.
It was the dead silence of our long gaze at such close quarters that gave the whole horror, huge as it was, its only note of the unnatural.
It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bake-houses the pyramids.
Then, again, if you fix your eye upon this strange, crested, comb-like incrustation on the top of the mass --this green, barnacled thing, which the Greenlanders call the crown, and the Southern fishers the bonnet of the Right Whale; fixing your eyes solely on this, you would take the head for the trunk of some huge oak, with a bird's nest in its crotch.