Crossword clues for mass
- Boston's ___ Ave.
- Part of an Einstein equation
- Weekly service
- Communion service
- Body measurement
- Figure in Newton's second law
- Part of W.M.D.
- Gravitation consideration
- Catholic service
- Astronomical datum
- The "m" of E = mc^2
- Factor in force
- The "m" in E = mc^2
- Force = ___ x acceleration
- Part of E = mc^2
- A body of matter without definite shape
- A musical setting for a Mass
- The property of something that is great in magnitude
- The common people generally
- The celebration of the Eucharist (in the Roman Catholic Church and some Protestant Churches)
- An ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
- The property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
- (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
- Physics calculation
- Haydn's "Nelson," for one
- High time?
- Bach's "_____ in B Minor"
- It may be critical
- Service at St. Peter's
- Certain service
- Fathers may hold it
- Word with land or critical
- A pope may lead it
- What "m" is in F = ma
- Father's offering
- It may be high on weekends
- Word with critical or Catholic
- Come together
- Weapons of ___ destruction
- Force Г· acceleration
- The "m" of E = mc squared
- It may be high in church
- Sunday service
- Force divided by acceleration
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mass \Mass\, n. [OE. masse, F. masse, L. massa; akin to Gr. ? a barley cake, fr. ? to knead. Cf. Macerate.]
A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size; as, a mass of ore, metal, sand, or water.
If it were not for these principles, the bodies of the earth, planets, comets, sun, and all things in them, would grow cold and freeze, and become inactive masses.
--Sir I. Newton.
A deep mass of continual sea is slower stirred To rage.
(Phar.) A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
A large quantity; a sum.
All the mass of gold that comes into Spain.
--Sir W. Raleigh.
He had spent a huge mass of treasure.
--Sir J. Davies.
Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
This army of such mass and charge.
The principal part; the main body.
Night closed upon the pursuit, and aided the mass of the fugitives in their escape.
(Physics) The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume.
Note: Mass and weight are often used, in a general way, as interchangeable terms, since the weight of a body is proportional to its mass (under the same or equal gravitative forces), and the mass is usually ascertained from the weight. Yet the two ideas, mass and weight, are quite distinct. Mass is the quantity of matter in a body; weight is the comparative force with which it tends towards the center of the earth. A mass of sugar and a mass of lead are assumed to be equal when they show an equal weight by balancing each other in the scales.
Blue mass. See under Blue.
Mass center (Geom.), the center of gravity of a triangle.
Mass copper, native copper in a large mass.
Mass meeting, a large or general assembly of people, usually a meeting having some relation to politics.
The masses, the great body of the people, as contrasted with the higher classes; the populace.
Mass \Mass\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Massed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To celebrate Mass. [Obs.]
Mass \Mass\, v. t. To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
But mass them together and they are terrible indeed.
Mass \Mass\ (m[.a]s), n. [OE. masse, messe, AS. m[ae]sse. LL. missa, from L. mittere, missum, to send, dismiss: cf. F. messe. In the ancient churches, the public services at which the catechumens were permitted to be present were called missa catechumenorum, ending with the reading of the Gospel. Then they were dismissed with these words : ``Ite, missa est'' [sc. ecclesia], the congregation is dismissed. After that the sacrifice proper began. At its close the same words were said to those who remained. So the word gave the name of Mass to the sacrifice in the Catholic Church. See Missile, and cf. Christmas, Lammas, Mess a dish, Missal.]
(R. C. Ch.) The sacrifice in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
(Mus.) The portions of the Mass usually set to music, considered as a musical composition; -- namely, the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei, besides sometimes an Offertory and the Benedictus.
Canon of the Mass. See Canon.
High Mass, Mass with incense, music, the assistance of a deacon, subdeacon, etc.
Low Mass, Mass which is said by the priest throughout, without music.
Mass bell, the sanctus bell. See Sanctus.
Mass book, the missal or Roman Catholic service book.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to gather in a mass" (intransitive), 1560s, from mass (n.1) or from French masser. Transitive sense by c.1600. Related: Massed; massing.
"Eucharistic service," Old English mæsse, from Vulgar Latin *messa "eucharistic service," literally "dismissal," from Late Latin missa "dismissal," fem. past participle of mittere "to let go, send" (see mission); probably so called from the concluding words of the service, Ite, missa est, "Go, (the prayer) has been sent," or "Go, it is the dismissal." Sometimes glossed in Old English as sendnes "send-ness."
"lump, quantity, size," late 14c., from Old French masse "lump, heap, pile; crowd, large amount; ingot, bar" (11c.), and directly from Latin massa "kneaded dough, lump, that which adheres together like dough," probably from Greek maza "barley cake, lump, mass, ball," related to massein "to knead," from PIE root *mag- "to knead" (source of Lithuanian minkyti "to knead," see macerate). Sense extended in English 1580s to "a large quantity, amount, or number." Strict sense in physics is from 1704.\n
\nAs an adjective from 1733, first attested in mass meeting in American English. mass culture is from 1916 in sociology (earlier in biology); mass hysteria is from 1914; mass media is from 1923; mass movement is from 1897; mass production is from 1920; mass grave is from 1918; mass murder from 1880.
1 Involving a mass of things; concerning a large quantity or number. 2 Involving a mass of people; of, for, or by the masses. n. 1 (label en physical) Matter, material. 2 # A quantity of matter cohere together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size; as, a mass of ore, metal, sand, or water. 3 # (label en obsolete) Precious metal, especially gold or silver. 4 # (label en physics) The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume. It is one of four fundamental property of matter. It is measured in kilograms in the SI system of measurement. 5 # (label en pharmacy) A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass. 6 # (label en medicine) A palpable or visible abnormal globular structure; a tumor. 7 # (label en bodybuilding) Excess body weight, especially in the form of muscle hypertrophy. 8 A large quantity; a sum. 9 (label en quantity) Large in number. 10 # bulk; magnitude; body; size. 11 # The principal part; the main body. 12 # A large body of individuals, especially persons. 13 # (label en in the plural) The lower classes of persons. v
1 (context transitive English) To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble. 2 (context intransitive English) To have a certain mass. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context Christianity English) The eucharist, now especially in Roman Catholicism. 2 (context Christianity English) Celebration of the eucharist. 3 (context Christianity usually as ''the Mass'' English) The sacrament of the eucharist. 4 A musical setting of parts of the mass. vb. (context intransitive obsolete English) To celebrate mass.
adj. occurring widely (as to many people); "mass destruction" [syn: large-scale]
gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; "aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year"; "the aggregated amount of indebtedness" [syn: aggregate, aggregated, aggregative]
[also: masses (pl)]
v. join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; "Crowds were massing outside the palace"
[also: masses (pl)]
n. the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
(Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
a body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass"
a musical setting for a Mass; "they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"
a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian eucharistic rite; "the priest said Mass"
[also: masses (pl)]
Mass is a physics term for one of three properties of matter.
Mass may also refer to:
The (pronounced ) or (pronounced ) is the Bavarian language word describing the amount of beer in a regulation mug, in modern times exactly .
is often used as an abbreviation for the handled drinking vessel containing it, a . Ubiquitous in Bavarian beer gardens and beer halls and a staple of Oktoberfest it is often acceptably referred to as a beer mug by English speakers but may only be a beer stein if made of stoneware and capable of holding a regulation Maß of beer.
Igor Stravinsky composed his Mass between 1944 and 1948. This 19-minute setting of the Roman Catholic Mass exhibits the austere, Neoclassic, anti- Romantic aesthetic that characterizes his work from about 1923 to 1951. The Mass also represents one of only a handful of extant pieces by Stravinsky that was not commissioned. As such, part of the motivation behind its composition has been cited by Robert Craft and others as the product of a spiritual necessity.
Mass is one of the names by which the sacrament of the Eucharist is commonly called in the Catholic Church, Western Rite Orthodox churches and many Old Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches, as well as some Methodist churches. Apart from "Eucharist" others are the "Lord's Supper", the "Breaking of Bread", the "Eucharistic assembly (synaxis)", the "memorial of the Lord's Passion and Resurrection", the "Holy Sacrifice", the "Holy and Divine Liturgy" and "Holy Communion". In these denominations, the term Mass often refers to the entire church service in general. Some Protestants employ terms such as Divine Service or service of worship, rather than the word Mass, although other Protestants, such as Anglicans and Lutherans, use the word. For the celebration of the Eucharist in Eastern churches, including those in full communion with the Holy See, other terms such as the Divine Liturgy, the Qurbono Qadisho or Holy Qurbana and the Badarak are normal.
Mass is the third full-length album by the experimental band Grotus. The album's sound focuses more on alternative and blues rock than industrial and is perhaps their most accessible recording.
Mass, also known as Mass: A Novel, is a 1973 historical and political novel written by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil José. Together with The Pretenders, the Mass is the completion of José’s The Rosales Saga, which is also known as the Rosales Novels. The literary message of Mass was "a society intent only on calculating a man's price is one that ultimately devalues all men".
In physics, mass is a property of a physical body. It is a measure of an object's resistance to acceleration (a change in its state of motion) when a force is applied. It also determines the strength of its mutual gravitational attraction to other bodies. In the theory of relativity a related concept is the mass–energy content of a system. The SI unit of mass is the kilogram (kg).
Mass is not the same as weight, even though we often calculate an object's mass by measuring its weight with a spring scale, rather than comparing it directly with known masses. An object on the Moon would weigh less than it does on Earth because of the lower gravity, but it would still have the same mass. This is because weight is a force, while mass is the property that (along with gravity) determines the strength of this force.
In Newtonian physics, mass can be generalized as the amount of matter in an object. However, at very high speeds, special relativity postulates that energy is an additional source of mass. Thus, any stationary body having mass has an equivalent amount of energy, and all forms of energy resist acceleration by a force and have gravitational attraction. In addition, "matter" is a loosely defined term in science, and thus cannot be precisely measured.
There are several distinct phenomena which can be used to measure mass. Although some theorists have speculated that some of these phenomena could be independent of each other, current experiments have found no difference in results, whatever way is used to measure mass:
- Inertial mass measures an object's resistance to being accelerated by a force (represented by the relationship ).
- Active gravitational mass measures the gravitational force exerted by an object.
- Passive gravitational mass measures the gravitational force exerted on an object in a known gravitational field.
- Mass–energy measures the total amount of energy contained within a body, using .
The mass of an object determines its acceleration in the presence of an applied force. The inverse relationship between mass and acceleration is called inertia. According to Newton's second law of motion, if a body of fixed mass m is subjected to a single force F, its acceleration a is given by F/m. A body's mass also determines the degree to which it generates or is affected by a gravitational field. If a first body of mass m is placed at a distance r (center of mass to center of mass) from a second body of mass m, each body is subject to an attractive force , where is the "universal gravitational constant". This is sometimes referred to as gravitational mass. Repeated experiments since the 17th century have demonstrated that inertial and gravitational mass are identical; since 1915, this observation has been entailed a priori in the equivalence principle of general relativity.
The Mass (Latin: ), a form of sacred musical composition, is a choral composition that sets the invariable portions of the Eucharistic liturgy (principally that of the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, and Lutheranism) to music. Most Masses are settings of the liturgy in Latin, the liturgical sacred language of the Catholic Church's Roman liturgy, but there are a significant number written in the languages of non-Catholic countries where vernacular worship has long been the norm. For example, there are many Masses (often called "Communion Services") written in English for the Church of England. Musical Masses take their name from the Catholic liturgy called "the Mass" as well.
Masses can be a cappella, that is, without an independent accompaniment, or they can be accompanied by instrumental obbligatos up to and including a full orchestra. Many Masses, especially later ones, were never intended to be performed during the celebration of an actual mass.
'''Maß ''' is a river of Bavaria, Germany.
Mass is an album by New Zealand musician Alastair Galbraith released in 2011.
MASS (formally, "MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers") is a musical theatre work composed by Leonard Bernstein with text by Bernstein and additional text and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy, it premiered on September 8, 1971, conducted by Maurice Peress. The performance was part of the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.Mass premiered in Europe in 1973, with John Mauceri conducting the Yale Symphony Orchestra in Vienna.
Originally, Bernstein had intended to compose a traditional Mass, but instead decided on a more innovative form. The work is based on the Tridentine Mass of the Roman Catholic Church. Although the liturgical passages are sung in Latin, Mass also includes additional texts in English written by Bernstein, Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz, and Paul Simon (who wrote the first quatrain of the trope "Half of the People"). The work is intended to be staged theatrically, but it has also been performed in a standard concert setting.
Initial critical reception, including a review in the New York Times, was largely negative, but the Columbia Records recording of the work enjoyed excellent sales.
Mass were an English post-punk band. The band consisted of Gary Asquith, Mick Allen, Mark Cox, and Danny Briottet. Asquith, Allen and Cox had been members of Rema-Rema. Mass released a 7" single, "You And I", in 1980 on the 4AD label. They released the Labour of Love LP in 1981, also on 4AD, which saw comparisons made with Joy Division and The Birthday Party. It spent five weeks on the UK Indie Chart, peaking at number 19.
Mass broke up in 1981. Allen and Cox formed The Wolfgang Press in 1983, while Asquith and Briottet went on to form Renegade Soundwave in 1986. Labour of Love was reissued on CD in November 2005, with the two tracks from the single included. It was reissued on vinyl by Desire Records in 2011.
The Mass or Eucharist is the central act of divine worship in the Catholic Church, which describes it as "the source and summit of the Christian life". In formal contexts, it is sometimes called the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Many of the Catholic Church's other sacraments are celebrated in the framework of the Eucharist. The term "Mass" is generally used only of Latin Church celebrations of the Eucharist, while the Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church, and the various Eastern Catholic Churches use terms such as " Divine Liturgy", " Holy Qurbana", and "Badarak", in accordance with each one's tradition.
The term "Mass" is derived from the Late Latin word missa (dismissal), a word used in the concluding formula of Mass in Latin: " Ite, missa est" ("Go; it is the dismissal"). "In antiquity, missa simply meant 'dismissal'. In Christian usage, however, it gradually took on a deeper meaning. The word 'dismissal' has come to imply a 'mission'. These few words succinctly express the missionary nature of the Church"
For information on the theology of the Eucharist and on the Eucharistic liturgy of other Christian denominations, see " Mass (liturgy)", " Eucharist" and " Eucharistic theology". For information on the history and of development of the Mass see Eucharist and Origin of the Eucharist.
Mass is a 2004 Tollywood film produced by Nagarjuna Akkineni on his home production Annapurna Studios banner, written and directed by debutant Raghava Lawrence. Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Jyothika, Charmy Kaur played the lead roles and music composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film released on 23 December 2004. The film was dubbed into Tamil with the title Veeran, which also became a blockbuster and Hindi as Meri Jung–One Man Army. The film recorded as Super Hit at the box-office.
MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) is a naval self-defence system, produced by Rheinmetall of Germany. It is connected to the ship's sensors and protects ships from attacks by advanced, sensor-guided missiles, by launching decoys, that operate in all relevant wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum ( ultra violet, electro-optical, laser, infrared and radar). MASS can be either plugged into the command and control module of a naval vessel, or operate autonomously.
Rheinmetall Defence has stated that "MASS has attracted orders from 9 nations, for 130 launchers, on 15 different classes of naval vessels" as of March 31/09. As of 3 March 2011, this has been expanded to a total order of at least 172 units. Roughly one year later, on the 17th of April 2012, the total was at 186 launchers for 22 different classes of vessels in 11 different nations.
Mass is a surname with either following meaning and origin:
- North German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Thomas. Compare Maas, Mas.
- Jewish ( Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from German Mass 'measure', 'measurement'.
People surnamed Mass include:
- Isaac Mass (born 1976), a Massachusetts politician
- Lawrence D. Mass (born 1946), American physician and writer who wrote the first press reports on the disease AIDS
- Wayne Mass (born 1946), American football player
- Wendy Mass (born 1967), author of young adult and children's books
Fictional characters include:
- Miss Mass, in the Marvel Comics universe
- Sayla Mass, in the Universal Century Gundam universe
Usage examples of "mass".
It was filled not quite to the brim with a mass of what looked like thick red slime and it bubbled continuously as if aboil on some gigantic stove.
Although the masses will flock to the Plan of Abraxas, those wielding power and money will not easily give up their privileges for the good of society.
Winnebago and Chickasaw, were drawing up abreast of the three ships thus massed together.
It was found that the womb had been ruptured and the child killed, for in several days it was delivered in a putrid mass, partly through the natural passage and partly through an abscess opening in the abdominal wall.
What has such an adhesive to act upon if there is absolutely no given magnitude of real earth to which it may bind particle after particle in its business of producing the continuous mass?
After a leaf had been left in a weak infusion of raw meat for 10 hours, the cells of the papillae had evidently absorbed animal matter, for instead of limpid fluid they now contained small aggregated masses of protoplasm, which slowly and incessantly changed their forms.
The glands which had remained in contact for two or three days with the viscid masses were not discoloured, and apparently had absorbed little of the liquefied tissue, or had been little affected by it.
This illustration is not intended to apply to the older bridges with widely distended masses, which render each pier sufficient to abut the arches springing from it, but tend, in providing for a way over the river, to choke up the way by the river itself, or to compel the river either to throw down the structure or else to destroy its own banks.
We had both ships under one gee acceleration drives, complicated by the combined attraction of the two mass plates.
Miraculously unbroken despite the changes in acceleration, its weight was impossible to guess in the microgravity of the ship, but its mass was pleasing.
As our most powerful particle accelerators can reach energies only on the order of a thousand times the proton mass, less than a millionth of a billionth of the Planck energy, we are very far from being able to search in the laboratory for any of these new particles predicted by string theory.
Or were they even now massing for a devastating assault on Achar through Ichtar?
Then something actinic and mighty flashed, striking like a fist toward the heart of a great land mass.
But at that moment an adjutant galloped up with a message from the commander of the regiment in the hollow and news that immense masses of the French were coming down upon them and that his regiment was in disorder and was retreating upon the Kiev grenadiers.
Between these and the mass of mankind there is a want of approachability, if the term be admissible, partially, at least, fatal to their success.