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MASSIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does massive mean? 

MASSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective MASSIVE has 4 senses:

1. imposing in size or bulk or solidity
2. being the same substance throughout
3. imposing in scale or scope or degree or power
4. consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter

  Familiarity information: MASSIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MASSIVE (adjective)


Sense 1massive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Imposing in size or bulk or solidity

Synonyms:

massive; monolithic; monumental

Context examples:

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

Similar:

big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)


Sense 2massive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being the same substance throughout

Context example:

massive silver

Similar:

solid (entirely of one substance with no holes inside)


Sense 3massive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Imposing in scale or scope or degree or power

Context examples:

massive retaliatory power / a massive increase in oil prices / massive changes

Similar:

big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)


Sense 4massive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter

Context example:

Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets

Similar:

heavy (of comparatively great physical weight or density)


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