Definition of en masse in English:

en masse


  • In a group; all together:

    ‘the cabinet immediately resigned en masse’
    • ‘Baked eggs are a lovely, easy dish to serve to company — especially when the company has arrived en masse.’
    • ‘They came en masse to the city square to demonstrate against the Communist government.’
    as a group, in a body, as one, as a whole, in a mass, wholesale
    simultaneously, all at once, at the same time, at one and the same time, at the same instant, at the same moment, contemporaneously
    in unison, in concert, in chorus
    en bloc, ensemble
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Late 18th century: French, in a mass.


en masse

/ɒ̃ ˈmas/