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1Very large; huge:‘he has signed a mega deal to make five movies’
huge, extensive, expansive, broad, wide, boundless, immeasurable, limitless, infinite, enormous, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, massive, colossal, mammoth, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, herculean, brobdingnagianView synonyms
- ‘What's distorting the market is the phenomenal growth of the mega law firm.’
- ‘Chang said his shipyard is now working on another mega yacht - a whopping 77m craft that will be in the world's top 10.’
- ‘He's decided to take a much-beloved '60s children's show and decimate it by producing a mega sized film that is live action and contains hardly any of the fun from the original production.’
- ‘It was a nice town, free from the crime and pollution of mega cities but still big enough to hold home to 10,000 citizens.’
- ‘He draws on experiments he dreamt up as a professor - lifting a mega magnet using a giant air cushion - to illustrate basic concepts such as weight and mass.’
- ‘Lusaka, for instance, is the bastion of a population boom that qualifies it to be a blossoming mega city in Southern Africa.’
- ‘Atlantic City's other main mega development is The Borgata by Marnell Corrao Associates, a mammoth new casino hotel rising up on the north-west side of the city, near the Trump Marina.’
- ‘It goes into a bank somewhere in the name of some huge multinational mega conglomerate and adds a few zeros onto some reports.’
- ‘If there is a rematch in 2004, the promotion should be standing by with huge mega money for both warriors.’
- ‘Today the Festival has grown into a mammoth extravaganza, an annual entertainment mega event which tourists from all over the world eagerly look forward to.’
- ‘He is now busy preparing for a mega show soon to be held in the city with an earthshaking 50,000 watts of sound.’
- ‘I was in Beijing recently, which is another mega city that grew quickly.’
- ‘The mega arches erected at various points in the city might have put to shame even the political parties that are known for their ostentatious celebrations.’
- ‘The resultant earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mountain building, mega winds, and tidal waves will be on a scale beyond normal reference or imagination.’
- ‘Rous Water's target consumption rate is 25 mega litres per day.’
- ‘So isn't this kind of a huge advantage when one candidate is such a big mega celebrity?’
- ‘Internet hyperbole was still rampant and some Wall Street types, sensing a mega investment banking deal in the works, raved about the huge valuation this business would command.’
- ‘In its dystopian vision, the first mega city around New York began construction in 2030, intended to house three to four million people.’
- ‘The long-awaited Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai mega bridge is likely to be completed by 2008, according to Hopewell Holdings chairman Gordon Wu.’
- ‘It is important to bear in mind that unlike many cities, Bangalore has witnessed growth in all directions, and Metro Rail should be a mega project aimed at connecting all parts of the city.’
2Excellent:‘it will be a mega film’
excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstandingView synonyms
- ‘A grand mega show featuring several mini screen stars would be held as part of the launching of the cassette on July 14 at the Kalabhavan Auditorium.’
- ‘Asianet Global has also lined up a host of programmes, including special Vishu programmes and a lot of mega events featuring film stars.’
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