consisting of or forming a large mass; bulky and heavy: massive columns.
large and heavy-looking: a massive forehead.
large in scale, amount, or degree: a massive breakdown in communications;massive reductions in spending.
solid or substantial; great or imposing: massive erudition.
Mineralogy. having no outward crystal form, although sometimes crystalline in internal structure.
- mas·sive·ly, adverb
- mas·sive·ness, mas·siv·i·ty, noun
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Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains: second highest in U.S. Rockies. 14,421 feet (4,396 meters).
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How to use massive in a sentence
Without that, there wouldn’t be such a massive second-hand market.Thrift shopping is an environmental and ethical trap | Sara Kiley Watson | February 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
With an extremely powerful storm, it’s these potentially massive currents that put satellites and power grids at risk.Solar storms can wreak havoc. We need better space weather forecasts | Ramin Skibba | February 26, 2021 | Science News
While Kagame became the West’s darling, receiving massive amounts of aid, Rusesabagina said the president began skewing toward authoritarianism.She escaped the genocide in Rwanda. Now, 27 years later, she can’t escape its politics. | Petula Dvorak | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
The environmental consequences of producing food that no one eats are massive.A third of all food in the U.S. gets wasted. Fixing that could help fight climate change. | Sarah Kaplan | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
A growing body of evidence suggests that a massive change is underway in the sensitive circulation system of the Atlantic Ocean, a group of scientists said Thursday.Scientists see stronger evidence of slowing Atlantic Ocean circulation, an ‘Achilles’ heel’ of the climate | Chris Mooney, Andrew Freedman | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
But the F-35 has been plagued with massive delays and cost overruns—mostly due to design defects and software issues.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019 | Dave Majumdar | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This “Sixth Migration” of massive human migration to Texas is the larger story of the book, and it is a significant story.
It is very popular in Southeast Asia and has had massive growth.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370 | Lennox Samuels | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I am being proven right about massive vaccinations” he tweeted in September.
What you see is a massive, well-intentioned, legal junk pile.
Conny stepped smilingly forward, and proceeded to affix the band around the vicar's massive throat.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The place wore an entirely peaceful air, strong and massive though it appeared.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
The abbey gate still stands as a massive archway at one end of the river bridge.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Enough of the massive walls is left to convey a vivid idea of the olden grandeur of the castle.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
It consists of a nave of four bays, a south aisle, chancel, and massive western embattled tower.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
British Dictionary definitions for massive
(of objects) large in mass; bulky, heavy, and usually solid
impressive or imposing in quality, degree, or scope: massive grief
relatively intensive or large; considerable: a massive dose
pathol affecting a large area of the body: a massive cancer
(of igneous rocks) having no stratification, cleavage, etc; homogeneous
(of sedimentary rocks) arranged in thick poorly defined strata
mineralogy without obvious crystalline structure
slang a group of friends or associates; gang: the Staines massive
- massively, adverb
- massiveness, noun
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