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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

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 _kaũkaras_ (“hill”), Old High German _hōh_ (“high”) (whence German _hoch_), Old English _hēah_ (“high”). More at high.

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 kaũkaras (hill), Old High German hōh (high) (whence German hoch), Old English hēah (high). More at high.

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /hjuːdʒ/, [çju̟ːd͡ʒ] * (NY, some other US dialects) IPA(key): /juːdʒ/

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

HUGE (_comparative_ HUGER, _superlative_ HUGEST) * Very large. _The castle was HUGE._ * 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter VI, _The Younger Set_: “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, […] the chlorotic squatters on HUGE yachts, […] the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!” * (slang) Distinctly interesting, significant, important, likeable, well regarded. _Our next album is going to be HUGE!  In our league our coach is HUGE!_ SYNONYMS * (very large): colossal, enormous, giant, gigantic, immense, prodigious, vast * See also Wikisaurus:gigantic ANTONYMS * (very large): tiny, small, minuscule, midget, dwarf DERIVED TERMS * hugely * hugeness * hugeous * superhuge TRANSLATIONS

huge (comparative huger, superlative hugest)

  1. Very large.
    The castle was huge.
  2. (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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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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* huge in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * huge in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Was die in der KategorieMIDDLE FRENCH - NOUN
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Middle French - Noun

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