adj. hug·er, hug·est
1. Of exceedingly great size, extent, or quantity. See Synonyms at enormous.
2. Of exceedingly great scope or nature: the huge influence of the Hellenic world.
3. Informal Contributing in a major way to success; very important: The defensive line was huge in the second half.
[Middle English, from Old French ahuge.]
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