Definition of mega in English:

mega

adjective

informal
  • Very large; huge.

    ‘a mega city’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lusaka, for instance, is the bastion of a population boom that qualifies it to be a blossoming mega city in Southern Africa.’
    • ‘In its dystopian vision, the first mega city around New York began construction in 2030, intended to house three to four million people.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It goes into a bank somewhere in the name of some huge multinational mega conglomerate and adds a few zeros onto some reports.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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 is now busy preparing for a mega show soon to be held in the city with an earthshaking 50,000 watts of sound.’
    • ‘The long-awaited Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai mega bridge is likely to be completed by 2008, according to Hopewell Holdings chairman Gordon Wu.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If there is a rematch in 2004, the promotion should be standing by with huge mega money for both warriors.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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Origin

1980s: independent usage of mega-.

Pronunciation:

mega

/ˈmeɡə/