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Explanation of massive by Wordnet Dictionary


    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


    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.