Origin of massive
Examples from the Web for massiveness
Meanwhile, the massiveness of the throne warranted some model-making ahead of time, with an interesting twist.Game of Thrones: 10 Secrets About HBO's Adaptation|Jace Lacob|April 4, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Together they have hewn the cliffs, which are like vast rock tombs with their Egyptian massiveness.In the Open|Stanton Davis Kirkham
There is height as well as width, massiveness and strength, boldness and light.Cathedrals of Spain|John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Inside we were struck with its massiveness, more than with its decorations.From the Thames to the Tiber|J. Wardle
He admires even their architecture, and prides himself especially on the size and massiveness of the prison.
The view of the ensemble from the river shows the massiveness and general proportions in a unique and superb manner.The Cathedrals of Northern France|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for massiveness
- (of igneous rocks) having no stratification, cleavage, etc; homogeneous
- (of sedimentary rocks) arranged in thick poorly defined strata
Word Origin for massive
Word Origin and History for massiveness
c.1400, from Middle French massif "bulky, solid," from Old French masse "lump" (see mass (n.1)). Related: Massively; massiveness. U.S. Cold War strategy of massive retaliation was introduced by J.F. Dulles in early 1954.