What does massive mean?

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ˈmæs ɪvmas·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. massive, monolithic, monumentaladjective

    imposing in size or bulk or solidity

    "massive oak doors"; "Moore's massive sculptures"; "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"; "a monumental scale"

  2. massiveadjective

    being the same substance throughout

    "massive silver"

  3. massiveadjective

    imposing in scale or scope or degree or power

    "massive retaliatory power"; "a massive increase in oil prices"; "massive changes"

  4. massiveadjective

    consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter

    "Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets"


  1. massiveadjective

    Of or pertaining to a large mass; weighty, heavy, or bulky.

    A massive comet or asteroid appears to have ended the era of the dinosaurs.

  2. massiveadjective

    Much larger than normal.

    Compared to its counterparts from World War II, the Abrams main battle tank is truly massive.

  3. massiveadjective

    Of great significance or import; overwhelming.

    The enlightenment comprises massive shifts in many areas of Western thought.

  4. massiveadjective

    Of particularly exceptional quality or value; awesome.

    Did you see Colbert last night? He was massive!

  5. massiveadjective

    Possessing mass.

    Some bosons are massive while others are massless.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MASSIVE, MASSYadjective

    Heavy; weighty; ponderous; bulky; continuous.

    Etymology: massif, French.

    If you would hurt,
    Your swords are now too massy for your strength,
    And will not be uplifted. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    Perhaps these few stones and sling, used with invocation of the Lord of Hosts, may countervail the massive armour of the uncircumcised Philistine. Government of the Tongue.

    No sideboards then with gilded plate were press’d,
    No sweating slaves with massive dishes dress’d. Dryden.

    The more gross and massive parts of the terrestrial globe, the strata of stone, owe their present order to the deluge. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.

    If these liquors or glasses were so thick and massy that no light could get through them, I question not but that they would, like all other opaque bodies, appear of one and the same colour in all positions of the eye. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    Th’ intrepid Theban hears the bursting sky,
    Sees yawning rocks in massy fragments fly,
    And views astonish’d from the hills afar,
    The floods descending, and the wat’ry war. Alexander Pope, Statius.

    Swift the signal giv’n,
    They start away, and sweep the massy mound
    That runs around the hill. James Thomson, Spring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Massiveadjective

    forming, or consisting of, a large mass; compacted; weighty; heavy; massy

  2. Massiveadjective

    in mass; not necessarily without a crystalline structure, but having no regular form; as, a mineral occurs massive

  3. Etymology: [F. massif.]



    MASSIVE is a high-end computer animation and artificial intelligence software package used for generating crowd-related visual effects for film and television.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'massive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2434

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'massive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1981

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'massive' in Adjectives Frequency: #310

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of massive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of massive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of massive in a Sentence

  1. Rushan Abbyasov:

    However, according to our agreement with the Moscow government, we will start considering new projects. God willing, another massive mosque will appear.

  2. Newton Maia:

    There are three key drivers behind this deal: the ability to capture synergies, take advantage of massive market fragmentation and seize potential demand, we believe FSG is a great platform to achieve all these goals.

  3. Sebastian Kurz:

    We have to fight with a massive loss of trust in the OSCE, first of all we need leadership ... This was the big challenge of the past few months, I might even say, years.

  4. Ankit Panda:

    We can clearly see that it is a massive submarine - much larger than the existing one that's been well known since 2014.

  5. Rita Colwell:

    These are interesting organisms and range in scale from massive global epidemics -- cholera -- to infrequent but lethal infections -- Vibrio vulnificus.

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