A huge stack of pancakes.
An example of huge is the size of an elephant compared to a mouse.
- very large; gigantic; immense
- very great, important, powerful, extensive, etc.
- Informal extremely popular, successful, etc.
Origin of hugeMiddle English from Old French ahuge, ahoge, probably from a, to + hoge, hill from Old Norse haugr: for Indo-European base see high
- Of exceedingly great size, extent, or quantity. See Synonyms at enormous.
- Of exceedingly great scope or nature: the huge influence of the Hellenic world.
- Informal Contributing in a major way to success; very important: The defensive line was huge in the second half.
Origin of hugeMiddle English from Old French ahuge
(comparative huger, superlative hugest)
- Very large.
- The castle was huge.
- (slang) Distinctly interesting, significant, important, likeable, well regarded.
- our next album is going to be huge!; in our league our coach is huge!
From Middle English huge, from Old French ahuge (“high, lofty, great, large, huge”), from a hoge (“at height”), from a (“at, to”) + hoge (“a hill, height”), from Frankish *haug, *houg (“height, hill”) or Old Norse haugr (“hill”), both from Proto-Germanic *haugaz (“hill, mound”), from Proto-Indo-European *koukos (“hill, mound”). Akin to Old High German houg (“mound”) (whence German Hügel (“hill”)), Icelandic haugr (“mound”), Lithuanian kaukaras (“hill”), Old High German hōh (“high”) (whence German hoch), Old English hēah (“high”). More at high.