Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In one group or body; all together: The protesters marched en masse to the capitol.

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  • adv. in a single body or group; together

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In mass; all together: as, the audience rose en masse.

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  • adv. all together

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French : en, in + masse, mass.

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French

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  • The Armenian christian church (well, the whole country, really) was excommunicated en masse after the Council of Calcedon in 451 A.D., in part due to its belief in monophysitism.

    September 24, 2009

  • Why is this tagged Latin?

    January 12, 2009