Huge meaning

hyo͝oj
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Very large.

The castle was huge.

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Of exceedingly great size, extent, or quantity.
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(informal) Contributing in a major way to success; very important.

The defensive line was huge in the second half.

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Of exceedingly great scope or nature.

The huge influence of the Hellenic world.

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Very large; gigantic; immense.
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Very great, important, powerful, extensive, etc.
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(informal) Extremely popular, successful, etc.
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(slang) Distinctly interesting, significant, important, likeable, well regarded.

Our next album is going to be huge!; in our league our coach is huge!

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The definition of huge is extremely large, important or of a large amount.

An example of huge is the size of an elephant compared to a mouse.

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Origin of huge

  • Middle English from Old French ahuge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary