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Entry Word: mass
Function: noun
Text: 1 masses plural
the body of the community as contrasted with the elite <the masses demanded the elimination of tax breaks for the rich>
Synonyms commoners, herd, mob, people, plebeians, populace, rank and file
Related Words proletariat, rabble, riffraff, scum, trash; bourgeoisie, middle class; public
Near Antonyms aristocracy, gentry, nobility, upper class, upper crust
Antonyms elite
2 a considerable amount <I have a mass of work to do tonight> -- see LOT 2
3 a distinct and separate portion of matter <a mass of leaves in a corner of the yard> -- see BODY 2
4 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its appendages <when taking pictures, focus your attention on the mass of the main subject> -- see BODY 1