from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of exceedingly great size, extent, or quantity. See Synonyms at enormous.
- adj. Of exceedingly great scope or nature: the huge influence of the Hellenic world.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Very large.
- adj. Distinctly interesting, significant, important, likeable, well regarded.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Very large; enormous; immense; excessive; -- used esp. of material bulk, but often of qualities, extent, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having great bulk; very large; immense; enormous of its kind: as, a huge mountain; a huge ox; a huge beetle.
- Very great in any respect; of exceptionally great capacity, extent, degree, etc.; inordinate: as, a huge difference.
- Synonyms Vast, bulky, immense, gigantic, colossal, prodigious. See bulky.
- n. Great bulk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
Middle English, from Old French ahuge.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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. (Wiktionary)