Definition of mega in English:

mega

adjective

informal
  • Very large; huge.

    ‘a mega city’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It goes into a bank somewhere in the name of some huge multinational mega conglomerate and adds a few zeros onto some reports.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He is now busy preparing for a mega show soon to be held in the city with an earthshaking 50,000 watts of sound.’
    • ‘So isn't this kind of a huge advantage when one candidate is such a big mega celebrity?’
    • ‘The long-awaited Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai mega bridge is likely to be completed by 2008, according to Hopewell Holdings chairman Gordon Wu.’
    • ‘Chang said his shipyard is now working on another mega yacht - a whopping 77m craft that will be in the world's top 10.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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adverb

informal
  • as submodifier Extremely.

    ‘they are mega rich’
    • ‘Entering Tucson we passed the Ina Road exit - the exit I used to take to get to my mountainside retreat at Sin Vacas in the Catalina Foothills, a mega materialistic gated and guarded community.’
    • ‘A hotel and golfing centre for the mega rich is on course to open in Savernake Forest in about two and a half years' time.’
    • ‘So the current plan is I work to bring in money until he gets everything else up and running and then instead of just about getting by, we get mega rich.’
    • ‘Some girls think he's mega cute as well, but I personally think he's mega pompous and needs someone to stick a pin in that over inflated ego of his.’
    • ‘She is the sort of one-day-maybe-me dream that inspires the merely very rich to toil and scheme to become mega rich.’
    • ‘As for Rod Sawford, his letterhead says he is the member for Port Adelaide, a mega safe seat.’
    • ‘You do not have to be mega rich to acquire antiques.’
    • ‘Why not send lots of postcards to the postal address given here instead of mega expensive texts?’
    • ‘A number of cultural activities - like a number of Hindi plays and a mega lucky draw - have been lined up for the days following Diwali.’
    • ‘She plays the mega jaded Shawnette, a lost romantic that has worked two jobs to send her man to med-school only to be dumped when her partner feels she doesn't fit into the perimeter of his educated circle.’
    • ‘Ok so this dress looks mega boring and plain in the photo, but if you see walking on stage for her acceptance speech for winning Best Supporting Actress, then you'll see the dress is actually really sophisticated.’
    • ‘I was mega organised this month in my budgeting and shock horror still haven't run out of money this month, long may this continue!’
    • ‘Blowing a gale and it rained just before we started but otherwise it was the super mega deluxe version of golf days with everything laid on.’
    • ‘We hope you enjoy this mega fun happy corner of the internet.’
    • ‘The decision to pursue your muse as your career, despite the risks, hardships and the knowledge you will never be famous or mega rich - that is my kind of Idol.’
    • ‘I spent quite awhile studying the eye makeup - the thick black eyeliner, the mega dramatic lashes and beautiful, voluminous one-sided pony tail.’
    • ‘Following this they will pick up a club class flight to Monaco, home of the mega rich and famous, for a two-night stay in David Coulthard's Columbus Hotel.’
    • ‘It's unlikely that the mega rich will be able to increase the size of their wealth at the rate that they've been doing.’
    • ‘And who needs something mega expensive and not pretty?’
    • ‘Travelling by private jet has many advantages for mega rich sporting superstars flying halfway round the world every second week and gallantly trying to battle off the effects of jet lag.’
    very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, tremendously, immensely, vastly, hugely
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Origin

1980s: independent usage of mega-.

Pronunciation

mega

/ˈmeɡə//ˈmɛɡə/