M'ASS, noun [Latin massa, a mass; Gr. to beat or pound.]
1. A lump; a body of matter concreted, collected or formed into a lump; applied to any solid body; as a mass of iron or lead; a mass of flesh; as mass of ice; a mass of dough.
2. A collective body of fluid matter. The ocean is a mass of water.
3. A heap; as a mass of earth.
4. A great quantity collected; as a mass of treasure.
5. Bulk; magnitude.
This army of such mass and charge.
6. An assemblage; a collection of particulars blended, confused or indistinct; as a mass of colors.
They lose their forms, and make a mass
Confused and black, if brought too near.
7. Gross body of things considered collectively; the body; the bulk; as the mass of people in a nation. A small portion of morbid matter may infect the whole mass of fluids in the body.
M'ASS, noun [Low Latin missa. The word signifies primarily leisure, cessation from labor, from the Latin missus, remissus, like the Latin ferioe; hence a feast or holiday.] The service of the Romish church; the office or prayers used at the celebration of the eucharist; the consecration of the bread and wine.
M'ASS, verb intransitive To celebrate mass [Not used.]
M'ASS, verb transitive To fill; to stuff; to strengthen. [Not used.]