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mas·sive

 (măs′ĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Consisting of or making up a large mass; bulky, heavy, and solid: a massive piece of furniture. See Synonyms at heavy.
b. Physics Having relatively high mass: a massive particle.
2.
a. Large or imposing, as in quantity, scope, degree, intensity, or scale: "Local defense must be reinforced by the further deterrent of massive retaliatory power" (John Foster Dulles).
b. Large in comparison with the usual amount: a massive dose of a drug.
c. Affecting a large area of bodily tissue; widespread and severe: massive gangrene.
3.
a. Mineralogy Lacking internal crystalline structure; amorphous.
b. Geology Without internal structure or layers and homogeneous in composition. Used of a rock.

[Middle English massif, from Old French, from masse, mass; see mass.]

mas′sive·ly adv.
mas′sive·ness n.

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. (Pathology) pathol affecting a large area of the body: a massive cancer.
5. (Geological Science) geology
a. (of igneous rocks) having no stratification, cleavage, etc; homogeneous
b. (of sedimentary rocks) arranged in thick poorly defined strata
6. (Minerals) mineralogy without obvious crystalline structure
n
slang a group of friends or associates; gang: the Staines massive.
[C15: from French massif, from masse mass]
ˈmassively adv
ˈmassiveness n

mas•sive

(ˈmæs ɪv)

adj.
1. consisting of or forming a large mass; bulky and heavy: massive columns.
2. imposingly large or prominent: a massive forehead.
3. large in scale, amount, or degree: a massive dose.
4. great in extent or profundity.
5. Mineral. having no outward crystal form although sometimes crystalline in internal structure.
[1375–1425; Middle English massif < Middle French; see mass1, -ive]
mas′sive•ly, adv.
mas′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.massive - imposing in size or bulk or soliditymassive - imposing in size or bulk or solidity; "massive oak doors"; "Moore's massive sculptures"; "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"; "a monumental scale"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
2.massive - being the same substance throughout; "massive silver"
solid - entirely of one substance with no holes inside; "a solid block of wood"
3.massive - imposing in scale or scope or degree or powermassive - imposing in scale or scope or degree or power; "massive retaliatory power"; "a massive increase in oil prices"; "massive changes"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
4.massive - consisting of great massmassive - consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter; "Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets"
heavy - of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"

massive

adjective huge, great, big, heavy, imposing, vast, enormous, solid, impressive, substantial, extensive, monster, immense, hefty, titanic, gigantic, monumental, whacking (informal), mammoth, bulky, colossal, whopping (informal), weighty, stellar (informal), hulking, ponderous, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), elephantine, ginormous (informal), humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) a massive steam boat
little, small, minute, light, tiny, thin, slight, petty, trivial, frail

massive

adjective
Translations
ضَخمٌضَخْم، كَبير
masivníobrovskýtěžký
massivenorm
massiivinen
golem
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どっしりした
크고 무거운
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masīvssmags
mogočenogromen
massiv
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to lớn

massive

[ˈmæsɪv] ADJ [wall] → macizo, sólido; [boulder, increase, dose, support] → enorme; [person, head, body] → enorme, gigantesco; [explosion, effort] → enorme, grande; [job losses] → cuantioso; [intervention, influx] → masivo
massive heart attackinfarto m masivo
on a massive scalea gran escala

massive

[ˈmæsɪv] adj
[increase, change, scale, number] → massif/ive
a massive increase in the number of sth → une augmentation massive du nombre de qch
There has been a massive increase in the number of fraudulent claims → Il y a eu une augmentation massive du nombre de demandes frauduleuses.
on a massive scale → à une échelle massive, sur une échelle massive
a failure on a massive scale → un échec à une échelle massive
bombing on a massive scale
BUT des bombardements massifs.
(= very serious) [fraud] → massif/ive; [heart attack, haemorrhage] → massif/ive, foudroyant(e); [explosion, air attack] → massif/ive
He suffered a massive brain haemorrhage → Il a été victime d'une hémorragie cérébrale massive., Il a été victime d'une hémorragie cérébrale foudroyante.
a massive blow → un rude coup
This is a massive blow to British fishermen → C'est un rude coup porté aux pêcheurs britanniques.
(= huge) [+ object, vehicle] → massif/ive

massive

adj (= huge)riesig, enorm; taskgewaltig; attack, pressure, support, heart attack, strokemassiv; (= bulky, weighty) structure, wallmassiv, wuchtig; foreheadbreit, wuchtig; boxerwuchtig, massig; he weighs in at a massive 17 stoneer wiegt beachtliche 108 Kilo; massive furnitureMassivholzmöbel pl; on a massive scalein riesigem Umfang; the ship was designed on a massive scaledas Schiff hatte riesenhafte Ausmaße; the symphony is conceived on a massive scaledie Sinfonie or Symphonie ist grandios konzipiert; space research is financed on a massive scaleRaumforschung wird mit riesigen Summen finanziert

massive

[ˈmæsɪv] adjmassiccio/a, enorme

massive

(ˈmӕsiv) adjective
huge or heavy. a massive building; a massive burden of taxation.
ˈmassively adverb
ˈmassiveness noun

massive

ضَخمٌ obrovský massiv enorm μαζικός masivo massiivinen massif golem enorme どっしりした 크고 무거운 enorm massiv masywny enorme массивный massiv ใหญ่โต ağır to lớn 大规模的

massive

adj masivo
References in classic literature ?
On her left were two matrons, with massive foreheads and bonnets to match, discussing Women's Rights and making tatting.
There were massive walls, and a great inner court, at the end of which seemed to be some sort of altar.
When I was little, her massive head had always seemed to me like a Roman senator's.
There were wax candles, in massive brass candelabra, burning softly under yellow silk shades; full, fragrant roses, yellow and red, abounded.
His bosom was loaded with medals, some in massive silver, and one or two even in gold, the gifts of various Christian potentates during the long period of his life.
Endowed with commonsense, as massive and hard as blocks of granite, fastened together by stern rigidity of purpose, as with iron clamps, he followed out his original design, probably without so much as imagining an objection to it.
The framework of his nature, originally strong and massive, was not yet crumpled into ruin.
Queequeg and I had just left the Pequod, and were sauntering away from the water, for the moment each occupied with his own thoughts, when the above words were put to us by a stranger, who, pausing before us, levelled his massive forefinger at the vessel in question.
Both are massive enough in all conscience; but there is a certain mathematical symmetry in the Sperm Whale's which the Right Whale's sadly lacks.
Piled with cotton-bales, from many a plantation, up over deck and sides, till she seems in the distance a square, massive block of gray, she moves heavily onward to the nearing mart.
This old stone tower was very massive -- and rather ruinous, too, for it was Roman, and four hundred years old.
It has a massive portico and steps, before it, heavily balustraded, and adorned with life-sized rusty iron knights in complete armor.