massive

  • 1massive — has become an overused word in contexts that have little to do with mass: • Yet another massive stage project, now previewing at the Aldwych, where it officially opens on June 19 Times, 1980 • It s a trend set to turn this year s festive season… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2massive — massive, massy, bulky, monumental, substantial are comparable when they mean impressively large or heavy. Massive distinctively stresses solidity and strength of construction and may imply an imposing appearance {its ceilings . . . heavy with… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3massive — [mas′iv] adj. [Fr massif, with change of suffix (see IVE), for OFr massiz < VL * massiceus < L massa, MASS] 1. a) forming or consisting of a large mass; big and solid; bulky; ponderous b) larger or greater than normal [a massive dose of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4massive — mass ive (m[.a]s [i^]v), a. [F. massif.] 1. Forming, or consisting of, a large mass; compacted; weighty; heavy; massy. Massive armor. Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) In mass; not necessarily without a crystalline structure, but having no… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5Massive — (engl. gewaltig, kolossal) ist ein Computerprogramm zur Gruppensimulation, das von Stephen Regelous im Auftrag von Weta Digital für Peter Jacksons Herr der Ringe Trilogie entwickelt wurde. Das Programm dient vor allem zur Berechnung und… …

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  • 6massive — UK US /ˈmæsɪv/ adjective ► very large in size or amount: »The company needs to raise cash to pay down its massive $1.2 billion debt. »Last year saw central bank intervention on a truly massive scale. »If you are a major sports star or top bank… …

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  • 7Massive — «Massive» Canción de Vincent Clarke Martyn Ware Grabación 2001 Discográfica AMP Records Escritor(es) Martyn Ware y …

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  • 8massive — (adj.) c.1400, from M.Fr. massif bulky, solid, from O.Fr. masse lump (see MASS (Cf. mass) (n.1)). Related: Massively; massiveness. U.S. Cold War strategy of massive retaliation was introduced by J.F. Dulles in early 1954 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9massive — index capacious, compact (dense), copious, gross (flagrant), major, ponderous, prodigious ( …

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  • 10massive — [adj] large big, bulky, colossal, cracking, cumbersome, cumbrous, elephantine, enormous, extensive, gargantuan, gigantic, grand, great, gross, heavy, hefty, huge, hulking, immense, imposing, impressive, mammoth, mighty, monster, monumental,… …

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  • 11massive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) large and heavy or solid. 2) exceptionally large, intense, or severe. 3) forming a solid or continuous mass. DERIVATIVES massively adverb massiveness noun. ORIGIN French massif, from Latin massa mass …

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  • 12Massive — Contents 1 Media (communication) 2 Medicine 3 Other 4 …

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  • 13massive — 01. The North American bison is a huge animal, with a [massive] woolly head. 02. He died instantly of a [massive] heart attack. 03. The Titanic was a [massive] vessel, the biggest in the world at that time. 04. The Americans conducted [massive]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14massive — adjective Etymology: Middle English massiffe, from Anglo French mascif, alteration of massiz, from Vulgar Latin *massicius, from Latin massa mass Date: 15th century 1. forming or consisting of a large mass: a. bulky b. weighty, heavy < massive&#8230; …

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  • 15massive — mas|sive W3S2 [ˈmæsıv] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: massif, from masse; MASS1] 1.) very large, solid, and heavy ▪ The bell is massive, weighing over 40 tons. ▪ the castle s massive walls 2.) unusually large, powerful, or damaging ▪ My&#8230; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16massive — I UK [ˈmæsɪv] / US adjective *** 1) very large or heavy the massive columns at Luxor 2) very large in amount or degree a massive amount of money Hard disk performance has failed to keep up with the massive increases in processor speeds. a massive …

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  • 17massive — [[t]mæ̱sɪv[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED (emphasis) Something that is massive is very large in size, quantity, or extent. There was evidence of massive fraud. ...massive air attacks... The scale of the problem is massive. ...a massive steam boat. Syn:&#8230; …

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  • 18massive — mas|sive [ mæsıv ] adjective *** 1. ) very large or heavy: the massive columns at Luxor 2. ) very large in amount or degree: a massive amount of money Hard disk performance has failed to keep up with the massive increases in processor speeds. a&#8230; …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19massive — adjective 1 very large, solid, and heavy: The bell is massive, weighing over 40 tons. | the castle s massive walls 2 unusually large, powerful, or damaging: a massive tax bill | I had a massive argument with Vicky yesterday. | a massive&#8230; …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20massive — massively, adv. massiveness, massivity, n. /mas iv/, 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&#8230; …

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