huge

Definitions

  • Showing the extent of the huge symmetrical complex
    Showing the extent of the huge symmetrical complex
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj huge 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE FIRST THING WE SAW WERE TWO HUGE ELEPHANTS THE FIRST THING WE SAW WERE TWO HUGE ELEPHANTS
They saw the land rise up like a huge mountain They saw the land rise up like a huge mountain
Two small figures look up at the huge horse on the hillside Two small figures look up at the huge horse on the hillside

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Huge Moore, the inventor of Dixie cups got the idea for the name from a neighboring factory, the Dixie Doll Company
    • a Huge Very large; enormous; immense; excessive; -- used esp. of material bulk, but often of qualities, extent, etc.; as, a huge ox; a huge space; a huge difference. "The huge confusion.""A huge filly.""Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At one time the earth consisted of one land mass and a huge body of water. Geologists today call the land Pangaea (from the Greek words "all land"), while the water was called Panthalassa (from the Greek words "all sea"). Between 180 and 200 million years ago, Pangaea split into two parts: Laurasia, which consisted of North America, Europe and Asia; and Gondwanaland, which consisted of Africa, South America, India, Antarctica and Australia.
    • huge Having great bulk; very large; immense; enormous of its kind: as, a huge mountain; a huge ox; a huge beetle.
    • huge Very great in any respect; of exceptionally great capacity, extent, degree, etc.; inordinate: as, a huge difference.
    • huge Synonyms Vast, bulky, immense, gigantic, colossal, prodigious. See bulky.
    • n huge Great bulk.
    • huge Hugely.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The seven wonders of the ancient world werethe Egyptian Pyramids at Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes or huge bronze statue near the Harbor of Rhodes that honored the sun god Helios, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Lighthouse at Alexandria
    • adj Huge hūj having great dimensions, especially height: enormous: monstrous:
    • adj Huge hūj (B.) large in number
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Quotations

  • John W. Gardner
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    “It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.”
  • Eldridge Cleaver
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    “Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.”
  • Paul Mccartney
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    “Somebody said to me, But the Beatles were anti-materialistic. That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, Now, let's write a swimming pool.”
  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
    “Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a huge research staff to study the problem.”
  • Richard Brautigan
    Richard Brautigan
    “If you get hung up on everybody else's hang-ups, then the whole world's going to be nothing more than one huge gallows.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. huge, hoge, OF. ahuge, ahoge,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. huge; formed by dropping a from O. Fr. ahuge, of Teut. origin, cog. with Ger. hoch.

Usage

In literature:

The prairie Indians obtain buffaloes by driving them into huge pounds, where they are slaughtered.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
They were not so huge as Skyrmir would have them believe, Loki noticed.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
The bush behind the deer parts very slowly, and a huge yellow form crouches there!
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
A huge, orange-coloured cat was at her heels; as she passed us he bounded over to the arbour and sprang up on Abel's knee.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
It was the top section of a sphere that was simply too huge to have been made by men.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
A huge copper mirror turned towards the sea reflects the ships in the offing.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
Huge, fanged saurians, lizards, toads, snakes.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Schoverling drew forth a huge map, which he spread out on the table.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
In this valley I saw huge broad leaves of a brilliant yellowish green.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
A small cart drawn by two huge dogs was approaching.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Other privateers were huge three-masters, carrying heavy batteries, and able to outsail any of the enemy's ships.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
They had been marching some three hours when, from ahead came a sound as of some huge animal approaching.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
The snow was deep, and there were huge and treacherous cracks in the ice.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
The coaling of this huge ship proved to be one of the most picturesque sights of her voyage.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
But, rolling his huge shoulders, like a hastening bear, the King went over the rushes.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
It was one huge problem to him.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
Before him, sitting in a hollow in the ground, was the huge globe which had spirited away Major Trowbridge.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
The craft was inconceivably huge.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
He was a huge mountain of a man, a giant upon Earth, and there was a strangeness in his wide stare.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
Its huge churches are packed with huge congregations at every service on Sunday.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
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In poetry:

And now he shriek'd, for now his frame
The huge black arms clasp'd round,
And dragg'd the wretched Rudiger
Adown the dark profound.
"Rudiger - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
Huge rocks with moss half-cover'd dipt
Or in the stream reclined,
As if they once had partly stript
To bathe, but changed their mind.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
The coat with tarnished silver lace
She snapped at as she slid,
And down upon her death-white face
Crashed the huge coffin’s lid.
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Mammoth huge and the Mastodon
Were buried beneath the earth;
And the Hydra and the Serpents strong,
In the caves where they had birth!
"The Fossil Elephant" by Mary Botham Howitt
The huge old earth shook and quivered,
When it heard my passionate cry.
Why, even the little stars shivered
And almost went out in the sky.
"Heinelet I" by Gamaliel Bradford
And those boundless waters spurned me,
With their strong tempestuous hand—
Great, and huge, and wild they cast me
Into exile on the strand.
"The Sea Shell On The Desert" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Huge rainbow over the Champlain Valley.
University of Kentucky Wildcats vs the Louisville Cardinals is a huge boon for the state of Kentucky.
Huge riffs, wild ideas, tunes for miles: White's solo debut is a classic.
Reggie Hodges' little bobble had huge impact on Cleveland Browns' loss to Indianapolis Colts: Bill Livingston's Monday Morning Musings.
This product could be huge.
And most of all, it's huge.
LYONS FALLS — On a desolate stretch of road between Lowville and Lyons Falls looms a huge building with an Old West façade.
There was a huge line when Boreal workers started letting people on the Castle Peak Quad at 9:00 am.
Our image of Brazil is exotic, tropical, and utterly wild, but there is a good deal more to this huge and varied country.
Big data is huge in both scope and power.
Lynnwood's renovated pool drawing huge crowds since reopening.
Photos usually make jumps look smaller, and this looked huge.
As a huge fan of wheelchair basketball it is fun watching the Netherlands setting screens, making it impossible for the USA women to get out to the shooter.
A hobby once associated with grandmothers and rocking chairs has seen a huge surge in interest in the past few years.
Unfortunately it makes huge economic sense for mining companies to pay safety fines and keep digging.
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In science:

The current implementation is a meta program which slows down the computation and don’t allow to do huge experiments.
SLDNFA-system
It will provide us with a huge algebra of gauge transformations acting on the coefficients of Hamiltonian identified with an infinite set of space-time fields.
Point particle in general background fields and generalized equivalence principle
The SP decay will also produce a huge number of pions which will decay into photons.
Grand Unification Signal from Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays?
Simulations of galaxy formation usually start with a set of gravitating point particles with given initial conditions which are then stepped forward in time using huge computer resources.
A simple model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies
It is likely at the origin of the huge This phenomenon has relevant implications. amounts of metals observed in the Intracluster Plasma (ICP) in local galaxy clusters and groups.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Alfred Mann, reinstrumented a huge tank of water designed to measure the stability of matter.
How the sun shines
Of course, without a theory, y can vary over a huge range, and so can Λ.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
For a simple perceptron such a sequence is rather complex, with huge cycles and low autocorrelations.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
Among other things, we solve for the distribution of the sizes of components (connected sets of vertices), a distribution that has not been studied in previous growth models, largely because most of them produce only one huge, connected component.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
Region III is very difficult to be seen in simulations since V2 is huge for large L.
Localization of polymers in a finite medium with fixed random obstacles
The rationality of action principle will not be discussed here, but it is well know that the rationality of the action principle has already been tested by a huge amount of experiments.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
So, if there is massive graviton in Nature, there must be a huge amount of massive graviton in Nature and they stay at intergalactic space.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
It will burst and release huge amount of inertial energy at a relative short time.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
Another problem, obviously, is the huge difference in the temperature scale between both computational methods.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
Moreover, the combinatorial nature of our notion will make it possible to use mathematical theory in order to apply it to cases where experimental testings are not suitable (e.g., when the state space is huge).
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
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