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Explanation of massive by Wordnet Dictionary

massive


    Adjective
    1. consisting of great mass

    2. Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets
    3. imposing in size or bulk or solidity

    4. massive oak doors
      Moore's massive sculptures
    5. imposing in scale or scope or degree or power

    6. massive retaliatory power
      a massive increase in oil prices
      massive changes
    7. being the same substance throughout

    8. massive silver


    Definition of massive by GCIDE Dictionary

    massive


    1. massive ( mȧsĭv ), a. [F. massif.]
      1. Forming, or consisting of, a large mass; compacted; weighty; heavy; massy. “Massive armor.” Dr. H. More.

      2. ( Min. ) In mass; not necessarily without a crystalline structure, but having no regular form; as, “a mineral occurs massive”.

      Massive rock ( Geol. ), a compact crystalline rock not distinctly schistose, as granite; also, with some authors, an eruptive rock.