Definition of huge in US English:

huge

adjective

  • 1Extremely large; enormous.

    ‘a huge area’
    ‘he made a huge difference to the team’
    • ‘Now they live in a huge house with a swimming pool, and two cars in a massive garage.’
    • ‘He lays them out on the huge steel plates and then someone marks out where to cut and where to bend.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That's a lot of suffering, as well as a huge drain on the workforce in terms of days lost.’
    • ‘He said he has a huge struggle to climb the six flights of stairs up to his flat on the second floor.’
    • ‘If people do not think that the subject is even worth thinking about the task is huge.’
    • ‘Now it has a huge lower market and a small but worthwhile high quality luxury market.’
    • ‘Organisers are also hoping to put on a huge firework display and find a sponsor to fund it.’
    • ‘It would have taken a huge effort for the president to reach home even if he had decided to come.’
    • ‘From further away I could see the flames from each tower and a huge hole in the side of each.’
    • ‘There was this huge burst of hot air and all of the shop I was delivering to started to fall on to me.’
    • ‘A huge tree has fallen in the path of their only exit, and they can only leave by foot.’
    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 considerable importance or seriousness.
      ‘this could be the start of something huge for you’
      ‘I have huge news to share with you’
      • ‘As our climate changes we will face huge life-altering challenges.’
      • ‘But people are huge in what we are as a company.’
      • ‘"It is a huge shame for the town because a substantial amount of jobs would have been created."’
      • ‘"I think that is a huge mistake on at least three counts."’
      • ‘If the elevator's still in business, then it's not a huge problem.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Riverlea Tractors admitted the changes had been a huge decision which it hadn't taken lightly.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This is a huge step down.’
      • ‘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.’
    2. 1.2informal Very popular or successful.
      ‘while he may be unknown in the American mainstream, he's huge in Britain’
      • ‘We were huge among those demographics, none of which counts for the Nielson ratings.’
      • ‘"In the middle of nowhere in upstate New York, community-supported subscription farms are huge."’
      • ‘The winners of Pop Idol are huge with pop's youngest fans.’
      • ‘Jackson, of course, is huge in Japan.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Gospel music is huge in the U.S. where it is currently the fastest growing musical genre.’
      • ‘They are huge dance personalities and go together like jigsaw pieces.’
      • ‘Music is huge in my little family.’
      • ‘Thorpe, who has led his generation from preadolescence, is huge in Australia, the most popular personality on the continent.’
      • ‘The Great Britain bartender explained that marathon running is huge in Japan "like premiership football at home."’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

huge

/(h)judʒ//(h)yo͞oj/