massive definition

  • adjective:
    • Consisting of or getting back together a big mass; bulky, heavy, and solid: an enormous furniture piece.
    • Huge or imposing, like in quantity, scope, level, strength, or scale: "Regional protection should be strengthened because of the additional discouraging factor of huge retaliatory energyā€¯ ( John Foster Dulles). See Synonyms at heavy.
    • Large when comparing to the usual quantity: a huge dosage of a drug.
    • Pathology Affecting a big section of bodily muscle; widespread and extreme: massive gangrene.
    • Mineralogy Lacking internal crystalline framework; amorphous.
    • Geology Without interior framework or layers and homogeneous in structure. Applied of a rock.
    • Of or related to a sizable mass; weighty, hefty, or bulky.
    • much bigger than usual.
    • Of great significance or import; daunting.
    • Of a specimen maybe not exhibiting crystal kind.
    • Of especially excellent high quality or worth; awesome.
    • having size.
    • Forming, or consisting of, a large size; compacted; weighty; hefty; massy.
    • In size; not necessarily without a crystalline framework, but having no regular type.
    • being the exact same material throughout
    • imposing in dimensions or volume or solidity
    • consisting of great mass; containing a great amount of matter
    • imposing in scale or scope or degree or power
  • noun:
    • A homogeneous mass of stone, not layered and without a clear crystal construction.
    • Same as massif.
  • others:
    • creating or composed of a large mass; solid; having great size and weight; hefty; weighty; ponderous: as, a huge weapon.
    • Existing in size or masses; massed or aggregated; maybe not separated into components or elements: specifically applied in therapy to feelings or feelings.
    • Pertaining to your whole size or almost all something; complete, on size; perhaps not special, local, or limited.
    • In mineralogy, without crystalline type, although possibly crystalline in construction: as, a mineral that occurs massive. A mineral which can be both huge and non-crystalline is said to be amorphous.
    • In geology, homogeneous; destitute of architectural divisions, including planes of stratification or jointing.
    • In zoology, massed: applied to the type of structure represented because of the mollusks.
    • In zoology: Noting a compact sponge of any kind which grows more or less equally everywhere: contrasted with incrusting, dendritic, flabellate, etc.
    • In pathology, extensive; concerning a large mass of tissue.

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