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 kaukaras (“hill”), Old High German hōh (“high”) (whence German hoch), Old English hēah (“high”). More at high.
- (UK) IPA: /ˈçjuːdʒ/, /ˈhjuːdʒ/, X-SAMPA: /"Cju:dZ/, /"hju:dZ/
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- Very large.
- The castle was huge.
- 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 6, 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, … !”
- (slang) Distinctly interesting, significant, important, likeable, well regarded.
- Our next album is going to be huge!
- In our league our coach is huge!
- (very large): colossal, enormous, giant, gigantic, immense, prodigious, vast
- See also Wikisaurus:gigantic
Derived terms 
- huge in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- huge in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
Middle French 
huge f (plural huges)