WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
mas•sive /ˈmæsɪv/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. made up of or forming a large mass:the massive columns of the ancient temple.
  2. large or prominent:a massive forehead.
  3. large in amount or degree:a massive dose of medicine.
mas•sive•ly, adv. 
mas•sive•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mas•sive  (masiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. consisting of or forming a large mass;
    bulky and heavy:massive columns.
  2. large and heavy-looking:a massive forehead.
  3. large in scale, amount, or degree:a massive breakdown in communications; massive reductions in spending.
  4. solid or substantial;
    great or imposing:massive erudition.
  5. Mineralogyhaving no outward crystal form, although sometimes crystalline in internal structure.
massive•ly, adv. 
massive•ness, mas•sivi•ty, n. 
  • Middle French
  • 1375–1425; late Middle English (see mass, -ive); replacing Middle English massif


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

massive /ˈmæsɪv/ adj
  1. (of objects) large in mass; bulky, heavy, and usually solid
  2. impressive or imposing in quality, degree, or scope: massive grief
  3. relatively intensive or large; considerable: a massive dose
  4. (of igneous rocks) having no stratification, cleavage, etc; homogeneous
  5. (of sedimentary rocks) arranged in thick poorly defined strata
  6. without obvious crystalline structure
Etymology: 15th Century: from French massif, from masse mass

ˈmassively adv ˈmassiveness n



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