en masse


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en masse

 (ŏn măs′)
adv.
In one group or body; all together: The protesters marched en masse to the capitol.

[French : en, in + masse, mass.]

en masse

(French ɑ̃ mas)
adv
in a group, body, or mass; as a whole; all together
[C19: from French]

en masse

(ɑn ˈmæs, ɑ̃)
adv.
in a mass; all together; as a group: The guests arrived en masse.
[1795–1805; < French]

en masse

A French phrase meaning in a mass, used to mean in a group or all at once.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.en masse - all togetheren masse - all together; "the students turned out en masse"

en masse

adverb all together, together, as one, as a whole, ensemble, as a group, in a group, all at once, in a mass, as a body, in a body The audience left en masse.
Translations

en masse

[ɑ̃ːŋˈmæs] ADVen masa, masivamente

en masse

[ˌɒnˈmæs] adv
[arrive, return, move] → en masse; [resign, desert, defect] → en masse, massivement
(with nouns)
their arrival en masse → leur arrivée en masse
the resignation en masse of the European Commission → la démission en masse de la Commission Européenne

en masse

adv
(= everybody together)alle zusammen; to resign en massegeschlossen zurücktreten
(= in large numbers, things) → in großen Mengen; (people) → in großen Gruppen; the flowers looked lovely en massedie vielen Blumen sahen schön zusammen aus
References in classic literature ?
The instant my father was dead creditors seemed to spring up out of the ground, and to assail us en masse. Everything that we possessed had to be surrendered to them, including a little house which my father had bought six months after our arrival in St.
One afternoon (I had then been three weeks at Lowood), as I was sitting with a slate in my hand, puzzling over a sum in long division, my eyes, raised in abstraction to the window, caught sight of a figure just passing: I recognised almost instinctively that gaunt outline; and when, two minutes after, all the school, teachers included, rose en masse, it was not necessary for me to look up in order to ascertain whose entrance they thus greeted.
The whole population of the great six-million city was stirring, slipping, running; pres- ently it would be pouring EN MASSE northward.
You are supposed to have escaped, en masse, from your keepers.
In other words, on learning that the old lady had changed her mind about departing, and was bent on setting out for the Casino again, the whole of our gang (Polina only excepted) proceeded en masse to her rooms, for the purpose of finally and frankly treating with her.
Had the abhorred effort been extorted from them by injudicious and arbitrary measures on the part of the Professor, they would have resisted as obstinately, as clamorously, as desperate swine; and though not brave singly, they were relentless acting EN MASSE.
This spirit had infected the Mercenaries, of which three regiments in particular were ready to come over to us en masse.
Aglaya, however, suggested that it was a little unceremonious to go en masse to see him.
The demonstrators had gathered at the Tugu Negara further down the road earlier before marching en masse to Parliament to express their unhappiness over the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project - the land-strapped state government's initiative to build three artificial islands in the Straits of Malacca to shore up investments.
He said they resigned en masse after realising that they were not welcomed in the BDP.
Vitug, whose last assignment was with the Navotas police as a patrol officer, was among the Caloocan police officers relieved en masse in 2017, according to Navotas police chief Col.
Summary: Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Mar 5 (ANI): The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ministers have complained to Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh Gopal Krishna Dwivedi about the en masse applications for deletion of voters from electoral rolls.