[mas-iv] /ˈmæs ɪv/
consisting of or forming a large mass; bulky and heavy:
large and heavy-looking:
a massive forehead.
large in scale, amount, or degree:
a massive breakdown in communications; massive reductions in spending.
solid or substantial; great or imposing:
Mineralogy. having no outward crystal form, although sometimes crystalline in internal structure.
(of objects) large in mass; bulky, heavy, and usually solid
impressive or imposing in quality, degree, or scope: massive grief
relatively intensive or large; considerable: a massive dose
(pathol) affecting a large area of the body: a massive cancer
(mineralogy) without obvious crystalline structure
(slang) a group of friends or associates; gang: the Staines massive
c.1400, from Middle French massif “bulky, solid,” from Old French masse “lump” (see mass (n.1)). Related: Massively; massiveness. U.S. Cold War strategy of massive retaliation was introduced by J.F. Dulles in early 1954.
massive mas·sive (mās’ĭv)
- Mass leave
noun 1. (in India) leave taken by a large number of employees at the same time, as a form of protest
[mas-lis] /ˈmæs lɪs/ adjective, Physics. 1. pertaining to an elementary particle having zero , as a photon.
noun 1. a hypothetical common man, especially one held to be typical of a mass society, to be characterized by the absence of unique values or distinct personality traits, to lack a sense of personal or social responsibility, and to be readily manipulated by the techniques developed by mass media.
[mas-kuh-lonj] /ˈmæs kəˌlɒndʒ/ noun, plural maskalonges (especially collectively) maskalonge. 1. .