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huge

adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a big/great/huge risk
▪ There is a great risk that the wound will become infected.
a big/great/massive/huge advantage
▪ It’s a great advantage to be able to speak some Spanish.
a big/huge bill
▪ Turn off the lights or we’ll get a huge electricity bill.
a big/huge etc grin
▪ He walked towards me with a big grin.
a big/huge panic
▪ There was a big panic about the virus last year.
a big/huge profit
▪ Drug companies make huge profits.
a big/huge/enormous appetite
▪ By the time Ron was 16 he had an enormous appetite.
a big/huge/major success
▪ The government claimed the policy was a major success.
a big/huge/massive argument
▪ There was a big argument about whether we should move to a new house.
a big/huge/massive fan
▪ Elizabeth is a massive fan of Elton John.
a big/large/huge crowd
▪ A big crowd is expected tomorrow for the final match.
a big/major/huge difference
▪ I think you’ll notice a big difference.
a big/major/huge/tremendous challenge
▪ Building the tunnel presented a major challenge to engineers.
a big/major/massive/huge investment
▪ Developing a new computer system is always a big investment for any organisation.
a great/huge demand (=very big)
▪ There is a huge demand for business software and services.
a great/huge/massive expansion (=very big)
▪ There are plans for a massive expansion of the oil and gas industries.
a (huge) box office hit/success
a huge contribution
▪ This player has made a huge contribution to our club.
a huge embarrassment (=very big or severe)
▪ If the story is true, it could prove a huge embarrassment to the star.
a huge gamble
▪ Giving him the job seemed like a huge gamble at the time.
a huge majority (=a very big majority)
▪ Gone are the days of huge majorities and easy victories.
a huge margin (=a very big one)
▪ They won the championship by a huge margin.
a huge row
▪ They had a huge row when he got back home early yesterday.
a huge/enormous variety
▪ Fruit is eaten by a huge variety of animals and birds.
a huge/enormous/vast sum
▪ The company has invested huge sums in research.
a huge/great/big sigh
▪ She heaved a great sigh.
a huge/massive demonstration (=very big)
▪ a series of massive demonstrations against the war
a huge/massive study
▪ The journal published the results of a massive study of 87,000 women.
a huge/massive/enormous explosion
▪ An enormous explosion tore the roof off the building.
a huge/monumental error (=very serious)
▪ It was a monumental error to attack from the north.
a huge/substantial etc gap
▪ A huge gap exists between the life styles of the rich and the poor.
a huge/vast/immense fortune
▪ Timothy was the heir to a vast fortune.
a large/great/huge/vast range
▪ A vast range of plants are used in medicines.
a large/huge etc audience
▪ Messages posted on the Internet can attract a huge audience.
a large/huge/massive rally
▪ Several large rallies were held in December.
a large/vast/huge empire
▪ The emperor Claudius ruled a vast empire stretching from Persia to Britain.
a large/vast/huge empire
▪ He created a vast financial empire worth billions of dollars.
a vast/huge number (=very large)
▪ We’ve had a huge number of complaints.
a vast/huge/enormous quantity
▪ Computers can handle vast quantities of data.
at great/huge/considerable/vast expense (=used when saying that something costs a lot of money)
▪ The tiles were imported at great expense from Italy.
▪ Recently, and at vast expense to the taxpayer, the bridge was rebuilt.
great/huge/deep disappointment
▪ There was great disappointment when we lost the game.
great/huge/enormous
▪ The central banks have huge power.
huge (=very big)
▪ Young people often leave university with huge debts.
huge/enormous/massive
▪ Industry has a huge impact on the environment we live in.
▪ The impact has been enormous on people's daily lives.
huge/massive (=very big)
▪ The recession left the Government with a massive deficit.
huge/massive (=very big)
▪ There was a huge increase in emigration after the war.
huge/massive
▪ The result was a huge rise in unemployment.
massive/great/huge etc influx
▪ a large influx of tourists in the summer
massive/huge
▪ Dean shrugged his massive shoulders.
on a massive/huge scale
▪ The drug is produced on a massive scale.
quantum/great/huge etc leap
▪ a quantum leap very great increase or change in population levels
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
so
▪ How do they make it look so huge inside?
▪ I was amazed that some one so huge could be so quick on stairs.
▪ His sons were there and so was a concourse of knights so huge that it reminded men of his Coronation.
▪ The number was so huge, books were begging for San Diego money.
▪ The cavern was so huge that Benny thought they must have hollowed out the entire mountain.
▪ I had been here before but it had never looked so huge.
▪ How could any man be so huge and powerful in the flesh?
▪ We never experience the full impact of storms such as this, and Carewscourt is so huge.
■ NOUN
amount
▪ They have become smaller, faster and able to store huge amounts of data.
▪ For this reason and no other, Gates is spending huge amounts of money to defend itself from a potentially catastrophic judgment.
▪ He claimed that Hunt, with others, laundered a huge amount through Geneva bank accounts.
▪ This seemingly small increase could pump huge amounts of extra energy into storm systems.
▪ Mana put a huge amount of money into their boot and binding, but it flopped in the market.
▪ Then I realized that there were already huge amounts of synthetic ecology in Biosphere One.
▪ I hope they realise by being here we will bring in a huge amount of trade.
▪ The most effective destroyers of drugs are ordinary enzymes made in huge amounts by resistant strains.
crowd
▪ It attracts huge crowds to exhibitions and fetches high prices at auctions in New York, London and Paris.
▪ Stores all over Paris were mobbed Friday, with huge crowds massing outside stores even before opening time.
▪ The huge crowd spontaneously broke into applause.
▪ There was a huge crowd there.
▪ Today, huge crowds gathered to watch John and girlfriend Jill Morrell launch their new book in Oxford.
▪ Then a day after being called up he picks up his first-ever win in front of a huge crowd.
▪ Royal Ascot would otherwise not be able to go ahead next Tuesday unless huge crowd restrictions were introduced.
▪ Today, the race attracts huge crowds ... and raises money for local charities.
debt
▪ The Belfast company had huge debts and was on the brink of collapse.
▪ This has resulted in huge profits for the wholesalers and huge debts for the utilities.
▪ The company has huge debts relative to its size - the most recent available figures show Sock Shop's gearing was 200 percent.
▪ For more than a decade, the farming kibbutz where Avishi Grossman spent his life has struggled under a huge debt.
▪ You could end up being worse off, with huge debts on top of being jobless.
▪ From its exports it can earn foreign currency, and begin to pay off its huge debts.
▪ But the depressed market has caused the company to build up huge debts.
demand
▪ They had backed up huge demands for cost of living allowances and then found that they had to find the money.
▪ And the rapidly expanding public school system itself created a huge demand for teachers.
▪ Inevitably this level of prescription will produce a huge demand for information.
▪ A huge demands for apartments pushed vacancy rates down to the 1 to 2 percent level.
▪ The spread of multimedia is bound to create a huge demand for peripheral equipment of all sorts.
▪ Before the stock-market crash, shares in Control Securities were in huge demand.
▪ There is huge demand for it, and the evidence shows consumers are willing to pay a premium.
difference
▪ For both children modern gadgets like these make a huge difference when it comes to learning about the world around them.
▪ A: The stuff on the Internet side of your modem can make for huge differences in speed.
▪ This rate varies from lender to lender and can make a huge difference to the overall cost of your loan.
▪ The sense of fear makes a huge difference.
▪ Despite the huge differences in cost, few borrowers ever make an effort to switch their mortgage to a cheaper lender.
▪ Now it has thawed again, and there is a huge difference.
▪ Some parts of the motorway have had lights installed, making a huge difference to visibility.
▪ Moving the speakers as little as an inch or two forward or backward can make a huge difference.
gap
▪ But huge gaps in information remain.
▪ There was a huge gap between aim and achievement in the Carter administration.
▪ Foreign and company ownership often leaves a huge gap between boss and keeper and the traditions.
▪ There is a huge gap in organizing the employer community in the United States.
▪ Indeed, the appearance of Lonsdale's book reveals and at once remedies a huge gap in the study of women writers.
▪ As a consequence, this junction in the rocks represents a huge gap in the record.
▪ But then Wigan underlined the huge gap in class.
▪ That's a huge gap, and to me it's an argument for creating a unified opposition.
hit
▪ One brand new product that seems to have scored a huge hit at the recent MacWorld show is Adobe's Illustrator.
increase
▪ In 1921, there was a huge increase in the emigration and physical extinction of households.
▪ We can point to your huge increase in military spending and then continue on with our own.
▪ This had resulted in a growth in the number of homes and a huge increase in the bill to the Exchequer.
▪ Tellingly, huge increases in those behaviors were all launched at around the same time, the era of Woodstock and Stonewall.
▪ One forecasts a huge increase in the ever-escalating costs of the Trident programme.
▪ This was a huge increase compared with the 4,000 tonnes imported in 1981.
▪ For example, the huge increase in the number of motor vehicles has led to a massive increase in auto-crimes.
▪ That would make a mockery of the Kyoto protocol: instead of cuts, it could lead to huge increases of emissions.
loss
▪ On the evidence of the Test series in May and now this, he will be a huge loss.
▪ The bank has been trying to write off huge losses from its CornerStone credit card over several recent quarters.
▪ All that followed was a rash of rights issues which have left shareholders nursing huge losses.
▪ Last month, the company announced huge losses and major layoffs in the face of faltering stock prices.
▪ The bank began to record huge losses-and to fiddle its accounts to disguise them.
▪ The numbers are small but they added up to a huge loss for Gramm because he had made it a must-win state.
▪ A memo by the local government minister, Hilary Armstrong, admitted that Labour faced huge losses.
▪ Like many corporations, Hewlett-Packard also guards against wild currency swings and huge losses on overseas deals by using cautious trading strategies.
number
▪ Nyarko now joins the huge number of players Everton boss Smith must do without.
▪ People of both sexes and from all walks of life sent letters and signed petitions in huge numbers.
▪ Around 700 jobs have been created, which in a labour market of less than 14,000 is a huge number.
▪ This depends on a huge number of different receptor proteins, each tuned to a different sort of chemical stimulus.
▪ Global warming will deeply affect poor countries, leading to huge numbers of refugees, crop failures, and extreme weather.
▪ Do they gather in such huge numbers to learn from each other the whereabouts of the best food sources?
▪ One useful source was the huge number of glossy magazines about money that had proliferated as the yuppy decade ran its course.
▪ There were certainly forget-me-nots, violets, white wood anemones, huge numbers of dandelions and some buttercups.
numbers
▪ Opposite One of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon attracts huge numbers of tourists to Arizona.
▪ There was no reason to leave huge numbers around.
▪ Accordingly all over the agricultural world sun gods were created in huge numbers.
▪ Hardly a day goes by without news of some corporation shedding huge numbers of workers in the name of productivity.
▪ These flats are home to huge numbers of ghost shrimps, a popular bait item which supports a small but expanding fishery.
▪ People of both sexes and from all walks of life sent letters and signed petitions in huge numbers.
▪ A spokesman for Littlewoods said the service was aimed toward users with a need to process huge numbers of documents.
▪ There were certainly forget-me-nots, violets, white wood anemones, huge numbers of dandelions and some buttercups.
profit
▪ For the sake of a handful of people making huge profits the entire planet has been put in jeopardy.
▪ The mortgage trader who could predict the behavior of the homeowners made huge profits.
▪ They were so cheap that, even with the cost of smuggling them west, Kurzlinger could make a huge profit.
▪ Chan became successful at investing and was making huge profits within several months.
▪ They sold low-price share options - and pocketed huge profits as City prices soared.
▪ In our opinion, what we are seeing in the industry is the unwinding of huge profits.
▪ This simple notion can make huge profits.
▪ And she has been criticized for reaping huge profits in commodities trading.
quantity
▪ We are constantly faced with such hidden confusions in huge quantities.
▪ Ice itself, a luxury in the field, was made in huge quantities by machine.
▪ These custom-built vessels have been designed to catch only tuna - in huge quantities.
▪ Damming rivers meant forming reservoirs, and in the heat and dryness of California, reservoirs would evaporate huge quantities of water.
▪ He got clients into his grip and pressed them to buy shares in huge quantities.
▪ What will help is a treaty removing huge quantities of chemical weapons that could otherwise be used against us.
▪ All we got was a small discount because we bought such a huge quantity.
▪ There were huge quantities of them, and I ended up filling three vases and a couple of Stuart's beer-mugs.
range
▪ Hotels and how we grade them Enterprise has a huge range of hotels with something to suit all tastes and budgets.
▪ Versions are available on a huge range of hardware, and the file formats are interchangeable.
▪ He disarmingly admitted his lack of preparation for the huge range of problems with which he had to grapple.
▪ It was hung with pots and pans, and a huge range was slowly burning coal.
▪ Both products do calculations and supply a huge range of built in statistical and engineering functions.
▪ Dylan's voice has always been his greatest asset, carrying a huge range of emotions.
▪ They come in a huge range of colours and designs, often with matching inserts and border tiles.
scale
▪ I think the huge scale massacre of pheasants is revolting.
▪ Other artists have created even more literal images, on a huge scale.
▪ As recent work indicated. it too was redeveloped within its older Roman walls on a huge scale in late Saxon times.
▪ Theirs are played out on a huge scale.
▪ Hirst admits that there is much difficulty ahead: ... our ignorance on a huge scale re-asserts itself.
▪ Former heathland too was broken up into fields on a huge scale, as Professor Hoskins rightly stresses.
success
▪ But to Loi the meal was a huge success.
▪ Most publishers will tell you that huge success can be ruinous to a writer's talents.
▪ At the dinner parties, however, he was a huge success.
▪ But she can't because she's diabetic, and she's adapted to that with huge success.
▪ In a short five-year period, this technical model has became a huge success.
▪ It was rather a huge success in sociopolitical terms, in vastly expanding the range of the shareholding classes.
▪ But, as it turned out, that party was a huge success.
sum
▪ The major companies operating in these markets spend huge sums on marketing in order to promote their products globally.
▪ Soros made his fortune by setting up pools of wealthy investors who bet huge sums on global markets.
▪ And you will be paid huge sums to complete this work.
▪ Though banks lend huge sums to firms, banks are not the only source of lending.
▪ Perhaps he is jealous of the players who were offered huge sums of money for to tour, while he wasn't.
▪ There are players identified, huge sums of money exchanging hands and returned, and backgrounds and connections to write about.
▪ It was completed in 1970, at a cost of one billion dollars - a huge sum in those days.
▪ Each vessel must have cost a huge sum, and carried at least a score of men on board.
variety
▪ Other places contain a huge variety of species and have a high biomass.
▪ I've done a lot of work with a huge variety of sprayers.
▪ To some, the huge variety of life in the Burgess shale has been an inspiration.
▪ The huge variety of shapes is partly fashion and partly an attempt to avoid a phenomenon known as spin out.
▪ Murren has a huge variety of signposted walks to take you over the hills and into the mountains.
▪ It was clear from this point that the agencies represented worked in a huge variety of situations.
▪ The existence of such a rule of recognition may take any of a huge variety of forms, simple or complex.
▪ A huge variety will be on sale this year: the majority are frozen and by far the cheapest.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
huge/enormous great
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ King's new novel will undoubtedly be a huge success.
▪ The new system for targeting fraudulent websites has made a huge difference.
▪ Thelma baked a huge chocolate cake for me.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Behind the huge mirrors and searchlights were buildings full of food and supplies.
▪ He has a huge belly and is always drooling.
▪ I don't care if it means I miss out on huge deals.
▪ It was shiny metal, with a large black leather seat and huge black handlebars.
▪ Moving the speakers as little as an inch or two forward or backward can make a huge difference.
▪ Terrified, Mildred backed away and crashed into something hard, which seemed to be a huge iron railing towering above her.
▪ The United States is a huge country with a relatively thin population spread over it.
▪ There is huge unexplored potential in this field.
Wikipedia

Huge

Huge means of great size

Huge may refer to:

  • Huge (Caroline's Spine album), 1996
  • Huge (Hugh Hopper and Kramer album), 1997
  • Huge (TV series), a television series on ABC Family
  • Huge cardinal, number in mathematics
  • The Huge Crew, trio of female bullies from Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
  • HUGE (digital agency), a digital agency
  • Huge (magazine), a style magazine published by Kodansha in Japan
  • Human Genome Equivalent, a genomic sequence as long as the human genome, which can be used as a unit

Huge (magazine)

HuGE is a high-end style magazine published by Kodansha in Japan. The magazine was established in 2004 and targets young men. It is published on a monthly basis.

Huge (Caroline's Spine album)

Huge is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Caroline's Spine. Most of the tracks on the album were re-recorded when the band was signed with Hollywood Records for their fifth album, Monsoon. The B-side featured several acoustic tracks, which were a significant departure from the band's usual electric guitar onslaught. Lead guitarist Mark Haugh even took the reins, writing and performing lead vocals for the song "On the Ground".

Huge (TV series)

Huge is an American drama series that aired on the ABC Family television network. The series is based on the young-adult novel of the same name by Sasha Paley. The hour-long drama series revolves around eight teens sent to a summer weight loss camp called Camp Victory. Winnie Holzman (creator of My So-Called Life) and her daughter Savannah Dooley wrote the plot.

Casting began in January, with production beginning in April 2010. The series premiered on June 28, 2010 at 9 p.m. with 2.53 million viewers. On October 4, 2010 ABC Family announced that Huge was not getting an extra episode order, therefore canceling the show.

HUGE (digital agency)

HUGE is a digital agency providing strategy, marketing, design, and technology services to Fortune 100 companies. The company was founded in 1999 and was named the fastest growing marketing agency in 2009 by Advertising Age. HUGE currently has offices in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London, Rio de Janeiro and Atlanta. Since 2008, HUGE has been a member the Interpublic Group of Companies.

Huge (Hugh Hopper and Kramer album)

Huge is a studio album by Hugh Hopper and Kramer, released on June 17, 1997 by Shimmy Disc and Knitting Factory Records.

WordNet

huge

adj. 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 [syn: immense, vast, Brobdingnagian]

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Huge

Huge \Huge\, a. [Compar. Huger; superl. Hugest.] [OE. huge, hoge, OF. ahuge, ahoge.] 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.''
--Chapman. ``A huge filly.''
--Jer. Taylor. -- Huge"ly, adv. -- Huge"ness, n.

Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea.
--Shak.

Syn: Enormous; gigantic; colossal; immense; prodigious; vast.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

huge

mid-12c., apparently a shortening of Old French ahuge, ahoge "extremely large, enormous; mighty, powerful," itself of uncertain origin. Expanded form hugeous is attested from early 15c. Related: Hugeness.

Wiktionary

huge

a. Very large.

Usage examples of "huge".

Once was I taken of the foemen in the town where I abode when my lord was away from me, and a huge slaughter of innocent folk was made, and I was cast into prison and chains, after I had seen my son that I had borne to my lord slain before mine eyes.

Between the ships and the blue and white planet curved a vast section of the broken accelerator ring, a section so huge that it was impossible to tell from close up that it was a mere fragment of what had once been the greatest monument of interstellar civilization.

When one views the intricacies of adaptation of the San in the Kalahari or the Inuit of the far north, it is apparent that the huge body of knowledge that enables these human cultures to adapt to such extremes was cultured over immense lengths of time.

Bay had never seen Rancho Dolorosa and was impressed by the huge whitewashed adobe house with its veranda overlooking the Brazos River.

The same pity Jordan had felt for the cheerful little waif who had saved his life and looked at him with huge, adoring eyes.

Once a handful of men, tormented beyond endurance, sprang up as a sign that they had had enough, but Thorneycroft, a man of huge physique, rushed forward to the advancing Boers.

Lieutenant Kurt and the Chinese aeronaut and a dead cow, and much other uncongenial company, in the huge circle of the Whirlpool two and a quarter miles away.

The deck began to tremble as the huge twin steam propulsion turbines aft came up to full revolutions, blasting the Tampa through the water at one hundred percent reactor power.

With a howl from the fan room aft, the huge displacement blower began blowing the ballast tanks dry.

The glass wall surrounded a huge shallow pool filled with polished agate gravel.

The Agora had housed the offices of government, temples to Apollo, Zeus, and other gods, and a huge marketplace.

Just a little upthrust of the tail-elevators and ailerons brought them again into the horizontal in a huge swoop.

By right, as an old friend who had found the airman in the forest, Seryonka was walking solemnly in front of the stretcher, laboriously pulling his feet, encased in the huge felt boots left him by his father, out of the snow and sternly scolding the other white-toothed, grimy-faced, fantastically ragged boys.

There the true gods led him to the subterranean pool where eyeless, albescent fish swam around the clutch of huge eggs, as hard as the finest armor, left there countless centuries past.

After a marathon twenty-four hour session, utilising studios One, Two and Three as well as listening rooms 41 and 42, the huge double album was finally mixed and sequenced at 5 p.