Definition of huge in English:

huge

adjective

  • 1Extremely large; enormous.

    ‘a huge area’
    ‘huge amounts of money’
    • ‘Although not a huge amount of money I got the bank to retrieve it as a point of principle.’
    • ‘Due to a huge car repair bill this month, all we could offer him was an air mattress.’
    • ‘From further away I could see the flames from each tower and a huge hole in the side of each.’
    • ‘He lays them out on the huge steel plates and then someone marks out where to cut and where to bend.’
    • ‘Organisers are also hoping to put on a huge firework display and find a sponsor to fund it.’
    • ‘Now it has a huge lower market and a small but worthwhile high quality luxury market.’
    • ‘That's a lot of suffering, as well as a huge drain on the workforce in terms of days lost.’
    • ‘A huge tree has fallen in the path of their only exit, and they can only leave by foot.’
    • ‘There was this huge burst of hot air and all of the shop I was delivering to started to fall on to me.’
    • ‘He said he has a huge struggle to climb the six flights of stairs up to his flat on the second floor.’
    • ‘Now they live in a huge house with a swimming pool, and two cars in a massive garage.’
    • ‘It would have taken a huge effort for the president to reach home even if he had decided to come.’
    • ‘If people do not think that the subject is even worth thinking about the task is huge.’
    enormous, vast, immense, very large, very big, great, massive, cosmic, colossal, prodigious, gigantic, gargantuan, mammoth, monumental, tremendous, stupendous
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    1. 1.1 Of great importance or seriousness.
      ‘she's made a huge mistake’
      ‘this could be the start of something huge for you’
      • ‘As our climate changes we will face huge life-altering challenges.’
      • ‘Jean Burton tells Helen the story of this Renaissance man who was a great figure of Lincolnshire life, and had a huge impact on the landscape of the county.’
      • ‘If we go ahead with growing GM maize here, it will be the thin end of a very thick wedge, and a huge political gamble.’
      • ‘"I think that is a huge mistake on at least three counts."’
      • ‘"It is a huge shame for the town because a substantial amount of jobs would have been created."’
      • ‘Riverlea Tractors admitted the changes had been a huge decision which it hadn't taken lightly.’
      • ‘If the elevator's still in business, then it's not a huge problem.’
      • ‘But people are huge in what we are as a company.’
      • ‘This is a huge step down.’
      • ‘It looks like Congress is again missing a chance to tackle two huge problems facing farmers and rural America: bad farm policy and lack of market power for producers.’
    2. 1.2informal Extremely popular or successful.
      ‘while he may be unknown in the American mainstream, he's huge in Britain’
      • ‘Jackson, of course, is huge in Japan.’
      • ‘They are huge dance personalities and go together like jigsaw pieces.’
      • ‘Thorpe, who has led his generation from preadolescence, is huge in Australia, the most popular personality on the continent.’
      • ‘"In the middle of nowhere in upstate New York, community-supported subscription farms are huge."’
      • ‘Music is huge in my little family.’
      • ‘We were huge among those demographics, none of which counts for the Nielson ratings.’
      • ‘Donald, he says, was a huge character, driving round Cumbria in fast cars and the only person to hold both Water and Land Speed Records at the same time.’
      • ‘The Great Britain bartender explained that marathon running is huge in Japan "like premiership football at home."’
      • ‘The winners of Pop Idol are huge with pop's youngest fans.’
      • ‘Gospel music is huge in the U.S. where it is currently the fastest growing musical genre.’

Origin

Middle English: shortening of Old French ahuge, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

huge

/hjuːdʒ/