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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Massive  \Mass"ive\,  a.  [F.  massif.] 
  1.  Forming,  or  consisting  of  a  large  mass;  compacted; 
  weighty;  heavy;  massy.  ``Massive  armor.''  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  2.  (Min.)  In  mass;  not  necessarily  without  a  crystalline 
  structure,  but  having  no  regular  form  as  a  mineral 
  occurs  massive. 
 
  {Massive  rock}  (Geol.),  a  compact  crystalline  rock  not 
  distinctly  schistone,  as  granite;  also  with  some  authors, 
  an  eruptive  rock. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  massive 
  adj  1:  imposing  in  size  or  bulk  or  solidity;  "massive  oak  doors"; 
  "Moore's  massive  sculptures";  "the  monolithic 
  proportions  of  Stalinist  architecture";  "a  monumental 
  scale"  [syn:  {monolithic},  {monumental}] 
  2:  being  the  same  substance  throughout;  "massive  silver" 
  3:  imposing  in  scale  or  scope  or  degree  or  power;  "massive 
  retaliatory  power";  "a  massive  increase  in  oil  prices"; 
  "massive  changes" 
  4:  consisting  of  great  mass;  containing  a  great  quantity  of 
  matter;  "Earth  is  the  most  massive  of  the  terrestrial 
  planets" 




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