Massive meaning

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Much larger than normal.

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

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The enlightenment comprises massive shifts in many areas of Western thought.
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Of particularly exceptional quality or value; awesome.

Did you see Colbert last night? He was massive!

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(mineralogy) Of a specimen not exhibiting crystal form.
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The definition of massive is something or someone that is very large, bulky and solid.

An example of something that would be described as massive is the Grand Canyon or the Rocky Mountains.

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Large and imposing or impressive; of considerable magnitude.
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Large-scale; extensive.

Massive retaliation.

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Heavy and of wide extent.

Massive hemorrhage.

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Irregular in form, though occasionally crystalline in internal structure.
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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.

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(physics, of a particle) Possessing mass.

Some bosons are massive while others are massless.

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(mineralogy) A homogeneous mass of rock, not layered and without an obvious crystal structure.

Karst massives in western Georgia.

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Origin of massive

  • Middle English massif from Old French from masse mass mass

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary