massive mount


a mountain in central Colorado, in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains: second highest in U.S. Rockies. 14,421 feet (4396 meters). Unabridged
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massive (ˈmæsɪv)
1.  (of objects) large in mass; bulky, heavy, and usually solid
2.  impressive or imposing in quality, degree, or scope: massive grief
3.  relatively intensive or large; considerable: a massive dose
4.  pathol affecting a large area of the body: a massive cancer
5.  geology
 a.  (of igneous rocks) having no stratification, cleavage, etc; homogeneous
 b.  (of sedimentary rocks) arranged in thick poorly defined strata
6.  mineralogy without obvious crystalline structure
7.  slang a group of friends or associates; gang: the Staines massive
[C15: from French massif, from massemass]

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Word Origin & History

c.1400, from M.Fr. massif (fem. massiv) "bulky, solid," from O.Fr. masse "lump" (see mass (1)). Massive retaliation, U.S. Cold War strategy outlined by J.F. Dulles, is from early 1954.
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Medical Dictionary

massive mas·sive (mās'ĭv)

  1. Large in comparison with the usual amount.

  2. Affecting a large area of bodily tissue; widespread and severe.

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