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- 5 Luxembourgish
This page has 13 definitions of Mass with English translations in 5 languages. Mass is a noun and proper noun. Also define these 28 related words and terms: principal, liturgical, service, church, scripture, consecration, oblation, host, ceremony, Christian, churches, music, Massachusetts, Mas, given name, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Maß, mass, Roman Catholicism, Mass, paste, dough, physics, weight, electronics, earth, and ground.
English Mass definition
From Middle English messe, from Old English mæsse and Old French messe, both from Late Latin missa, from Latin mittō (“to send, dismiss”), compare French messe. In the ancient churches, the public services at which the catechumens were permitted to be present were called missa catechumenorum, ending with the reading of the Gospel. Then they were dismissed with the words: "Ite, missa est", the congregation is dismissed. After that the sacrifice proper began. At its close the same words were said to those who remained. So the word gave the name of Mass to the sacrifice in the Catholic Church. Compare Christmas, Lammas, Mess a dish, missal. Doublet of missa.
- (Roman Catholic Church) The principal liturgical service of the Church, including a scripture service and a eucharistic service, which includes the consecration and oblation (offering) of the host and wine.
Principal definitionPrimary; most important; first level in importance. (1 of 2 principal definitions)
Liturgical definitionPertaining to liturgy.
- A similar ceremony offered by a number of Christian churches.
Churches definitionplural of
- (music) A musical composition set to portions of the Mass.
- Abbreviation of .
Massachusetts definitionA state of the United States.
- Alternative form of
Faroese Mass definition
- son of Mass: Massson
- daughter of Mass: Massdóttir
German Mass definition
- “Mass” in Duden online
Hunsrik Mass definition
Mass f (plural Masse)
Mass definitionMatter, material.
- A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size
- Precious metal, especially gold or silver.
- The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume. It is one of four fundamental properties of matter. It is measured in kilograms in the SI system of measurement.
- A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
- A palpable or visible abnormal globular structure; a tumor.
- Excess body weight, especially in the form of muscle hypertrophy.
- Synonym of
Luxembourgish Mass definition
Mass f (plural Massen)
- (Roman Catholicism) mass; Mass (kind of liturgical service)
Roman Catholicism definitionThe beliefs or religion of the Roman Catholic Church.
Mass f (plural Massen)