Definition of mega in English:

mega

adjective

informal
  • 1Very large; huge.

    ‘he has signed a mega deal to make five movies’
    • ‘In its dystopian vision, the first mega city around New York began construction in 2030, intended to house three to four million people.’
    • ‘It goes into a bank somewhere in the name of some huge multinational mega conglomerate and adds a few zeros onto some reports.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Chang said his shipyard is now working on another mega yacht - a whopping 77m craft that will be in the world's top 10.’
    • ‘I was in Beijing recently, which is another mega city that grew quickly.’
    • ‘Rous Water's target consumption rate is 25 mega litres per day.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If there is a rematch in 2004, the promotion should be standing by with huge mega money for both warriors.’
    • ‘Lusaka, for instance, is the bastion of a population boom that qualifies it to be a blossoming mega city in Southern Africa.’
    • ‘The resultant earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mountain building, mega winds, and tidal waves will be on a scale beyond normal reference or imagination.’
    • ‘What's distorting the market is the phenomenal growth of the mega law firm.’
    • ‘The long-awaited Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai mega bridge is likely to be completed by 2008, according to Hopewell Holdings chairman Gordon Wu.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So isn't this kind of a huge advantage when one candidate is such a big mega celebrity?’
    • ‘He is now busy preparing for a mega show soon to be held in the city with an earthshaking 50,000 watts of sound.’
    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, brobdingnagian
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  • 2Excellent.

    ‘it will be a mega film’
    • ‘Asianet Global has also lined up a host of programmes, including special Vishu programmes and a lot of mega events featuring film stars.’
    • ‘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.’
    excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstanding
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Origin

1980s: independent usage of mega-.

Pronunciation

mega

/ˈmɛɡə/