[ mas-iv ]
/ ˈmæs ɪv /
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.
Words nearby massive
Origin of massive
OTHER WORDS FROM massivemas·sive·ly, adverbmas·sive·ness, mas·siv·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for massivity
/ (ˈmæsɪv) /
(of objects) large in mass; bulky, heavy, and usually solid
impressive or imposing in quality, degree, or scopemassive grief
relatively intensive or large; considerablea massive dose
pathol affecting a large area of the bodya 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; gangthe Staines massive
Derived forms of massivemassively, adverbmassiveness, noun
Word Origin for massive
C15: from French massif, from masse mass
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Medical definitions for massivity
[ măs′ĭv ]
Large in comparison with the usual amount.
Affecting a large area of bodily tissue; widespread and severe.
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