- 1Large and heavy or solid: a massive rampart of stoneMore example sentences
huge, enormous, vast, immense, large, big, mighty, great, colossal, tremendous, prodigious, gigantic, gargantuan, mammoth, monstrous, monumental, giant, towering, elephantine, mountainous, titanic; epic, Herculean, Brobdingnagian• informal monster, jumbo, mega, whopping, humongous, hulking, honking, bumper, astronomical, ginormous
- It has a heavy skull and a massive neck, and it is also by far the shortest-legged and least cursorial canid.
- The heavy and massive furniture seems doomed to remain anchored to its designated space.
- Heating pipes ran under the house - massive things lagged with heavy brown felt.
- 2Exceptionally large: massive crowds are expectedMore example sentences
- While the great powers were spending massive amounts of money on weapons and germ warfare, children were dying of starvation in many lands.
- For now, of course, it's reserved for those with massive amounts of money.
- Not only will campus bars lose massive amounts of money if they are dry, but they will be far less successful as venues for musical acts.
- 2.1Very intense or severe: a massive heart attackMore example sentences
- Those are patients with suspected heart attacks, massive bleeding, and serious head injuries.
- One man was taken seriously ill after suffering a massive asthma attack following building work at flats.
- Sadly, that was no use to my beloved mother who died recently - in Scotland - from a massive heart attack, while on a waiting list for heart surgery.
- 2.2 • informal Particularly successful or influential: the title song became a massive hitMore example sentences
- Part of his dilemma is being a victim of his first hit film's massive success.
- ‘Roosters have been a massive influence on the success of the pub as well,’ says Shaun.
- His own composition - a massive hit - has been overlooked in favour of the vastly inferior follow-up single, which he had nothing to do with.
- 3 Geology (Of rocks or beds) having no discernible form or structure.More example sentences
- Offset by the blue of sky, the massive beds of rock stand out in surprising colours.
- These highly alkaline lakes can produce massive beds of silica.
- The bed thickness is variable from thinly bedded to massive beds up to 9 m thick, and the contacts with other facies are generally gradational.
- 3.1(Of a mineral) not visibly crystalline.More example sentences
- Some ore deposit types, such as volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits, can contain both syngenetic and epigenetic mineralization.
- It also occurs in crusty or otherwise finely crystalline massive aggregates.
- The massive sulphides are always contained within the Volcano - Sedimentary Complex.
- [as submodifier]: a massively complicated networkMore example sentences
- On the home front lets hope the Gambling bill gets massively restricted.
- For a man walking a tightrope, yesterday's earthquake could be massively destabilising.
- What they forget is that every other house has also gone up massively.
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- If it hadn't been the right choice for my family there's no way I'd have been able to take on the massiveness of this job.
- So that he could appreciate the massiveness of the volcano, she took his hand and traced with him its profile on the horizon.
- But the very massiveness of these tumors, sometimes rivaling the size of their host, makes their seeming purposelessness all the more obvious.
late Middle English: from French massif, -ive, from Old Fre massis, based on Latin massa (see mass).