massive

[ mas-iv ]
/ ˈmæs ɪv /

adjective

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.

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Origin of massive

1375–1425; late Middle English (see mass, -ive); replacing Middle English massif < Middle French

OTHER WORDS FROM massive

mas·sive·ly, adverbmas·sive·ness, mas·siv·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for massiveness

massive
/ (ˈmæsɪv) /

adjective

noun

slang a group of friends or associates; gangthe Staines massive

Derived forms of massive

massively, adverbmassiveness, noun

Word Origin for massive

C15: from French massif, from masse mass
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Medical definitions for massiveness

massive
[ măsĭv ]

adj.

Large in comparison with the usual amount.
Affecting a large area of bodily tissue; widespread and severe.
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