Definition of massive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmæsɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæsɪv//
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  1. 1  very large, heavy and solid a massive rock the massive walls of the castle
  2. 2  extremely large or serious The explosion made a massive hole in the ground. a massive increase in spending He suffered a massive heart attack. (British English, informal) Their house is massive. They have a massive great house.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from French massif, -ive, from Old French massis, based on Latin massa, from Greek maza ‘barley cake’.Extra examples Keith shrugged his massive shoulders. She could see the whole massive bulk of the cathedral. The Chancellor is to announce a massive increase in spending. They’ve got a massive great house. massive rock formations
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