(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. size, quantity, measure, amount, volume; mass, expanse; body; generality, majority.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Size]
Syn. magnitude, mass, extent, size, volume, amount, quantity, weight, heft, largeness, thickness, substance, body; see also quantity , size 2 .
2. [Major portion]
Syn. greater part, better part, main part, principal part, major part, best part, predominant part, most, majority, plurality, biggest share, greater number, nearly all, almost all, body, more than half, best, gross, staple, preponderance, lion's share.
Ant. bit*, remnant, fraction, minority.
Syn.- bulk , mass , and volume all refer to a quantity of matter or collection of units forming a body or whole, bulk implying a body of Great size, weight, or numbers [ the lumbering bulk of a hippopotamus, the bulk of humanity ] , mass , an aggregate, multitude, or expanse forming a cohesive, unified, or solid body [ an egg-shaped mass , a mass of color, the mass of workers ] , and volume , a moving or flowing mass, often of a fluctuating nature [volumes of smoke, the volume of production ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. size mass, volume, amount, magnitude, body, extent.
2. biggest part main, majority, most, lion's share, preponderance, better part.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Great extent, amount, or dimension: amplitude, magnitude, mass, size, volume (often used in plural). See BIG. 2. A measurable whole: amount, body, budget, corpus, quantity, quantum. See BIG. 3. A separate and distinct portion of matter: body, mass, object. See MATTER. 4. Solid and well-developed muscles: brawn, muscularity. Informal: beef. See BODY. 5. The main part: body. Anatomy: corpus. See BIG. 6. The greatest part or portion: mass, preponderance, preponderancy, weight. See BIG.

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