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Hudge vs. Huge


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1. Pronunciation



1. Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʌdʒ

2. Noun

hudge (plural hudges)

  1. (mining) A bucket for hoisting coal or ore.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Raymond to this entry?)


1. 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) (compare related German Hügel (hill)), Old Norse haugr (mound), Lithuanian kaũkaras (hill), Old High German hōh (high) (whence German hoch), Old English hēah (high). More at high.

2. Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /hjuːdʒ/, [çu̟ːd͡ʒ]
  • (US)
  • (NYC, some other US dialects) IPA(key): /juːdʒ/
  • (Norfolk) IPA(key): [hʊudʒ]

3. Adjective

huge (comparative huger, superlative hugest)

  1. Very large.
    • “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—!”
  2. (slang) Distinctly interesting, significant, important, likeable, well regarded.

3.1. Synonyms

  • (very large): colossal, enormous, giant, gigantic, immense, prodigious, vast
  • See also Thesaurus:gigantic

3.2. Antonyms

  • (very large): tiny, small, minuscule, midget, dwarf

4. Further reading

  • huge in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • huge in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

5. Anagrams

  • e-hug, eugh, gehu

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