(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. bulk, size; lump, wad, accumulation. See density, populace.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A body of matter]
Syn. lump, bulk, piece, portion, section, batch, block, hunk, chunk, wad, gob, body, core, clot, coagulation, tumor, concretion; see also hunk .
2. [A considerable quantity]
Syn. heap, volume, crowd; see quantity , size 2 .
3. [The greater portion]
Syn. majority, plurality; see bulk 2 .
4. [Size]
Syn. magnitude, bulk, expanse, massiveness; see bulk 1 , extent , size 2 .
See Synonym Study at bulk .
in the mass,
Syn. en masse, as a whole, collectively; see gathered .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. matter body, lump, solid, hunk, chunk, pile, bulk, mound, load, block, heap, deposit, gob, wad, accumulation, collection, aggregation, conglomeration, assemblage, host, number, assortment, crowd.
2. size magnitude, bulk, weight, volume, dimension, greatness.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A separate and distinct portion of matter: body, bulk, object. See MATTER. 2. A quantity accumulated: accumulation, aggregation, amassment, assemblage, collection, congeries, cumulation, gathering. See COLLECT. 3. A group of things gathered haphazardly: agglomeration, bank1, cumulus, drift, heap, hill, mess, mound, mountain, pile, shock2, stack, tumble. See ORDER. 4. A great deal: abundance, mountain, much, plenty, profusion, wealth, world. Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck2, pile. Regional: power, sight. See BIG. 5. An enormous number of persons gathered together: crowd, crush, drove, flock, horde, mob, multitude, press, ruck1, swarm, throng. See BIG, GROUP. 6. A very large number of things grouped together: army, cloud, crowd, drove, flock, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, ruck1, score (used in plural), swarm, throng. See BIG, GROUP. 7. The greatest part or portion: bulk, preponderance, preponderancy, weight. See BIG. 8. Great extent, amount, or dimension: amplitude, bulk, magnitude, size, volume (often used in plural). See BIG. 9. The common people. Used in plural: common (used in plural), commonality, commonalty, commoner (used in plural), crowd, hoi polloi, mob, pleb (used in plural), plebeian (used in plural), populace, public, ruck1, third estate. See OVER.

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