• WordNet 3.6
    • n massiveness the property of being large in mass
    • n massiveness an unwieldy largeness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Many scholars believe that an earthquake caused the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, referred to in the Bible as "the smoke of the country." Earthquakes produce massive clouds of dust that resemble billowing smoke.
    • n Massiveness The state or quality of being massive; massiness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Chinese, during the reign of Kublai Khan, used lions on hunting expeditions. They trained the big cats to pursue and drag down massive animals from wild bulls to bears and to stay with the kill until the hunter arrived.
    • n massiveness The state or quality of being massive, in any sense; specifically, great weight with bulk; massiness; ponderousness.
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  • John Foster Dulles
    John Foster Dulles
    “Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.”
  • Julia Phillips
    Julia Phillips
    “Hollywood is a place that attracts people with massive holes in their souls.”
  • Lance Morrow
    Lance Morrow
    “Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.”
  • Frank Sinatra
    Frank Sinatra
    “The best revenge is massive success.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”


In literature:

This will necessitate the introduction of at least six massive locks between the Atlantic and the lake.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
The wider nave-arch, with its massive and complex pillars, was the entrance into the tower from each side of the nave.
"The Cathedral Church of Peterborough" by W.D. Sweeting
As a child she had loved its polished surface and revered its massive solidity.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
Ellis Grant was laughing still, in his massive, contented way.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
The massive oaken door was open, the bolts having been drawn back at hornblow.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
The ancient battering ram was of massive timber, 60 to 100 feet long, fitted with an iron head.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
An ancient oak chest, ribbed with iron and secured by several massive padlocks, stood on the table.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Farther on were tombs of stone and cement, primitive and massive, defying the elements.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
A narrow cutting (A), closed by a massive wooden door, marked the place in the covering wall.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
The store is a massive building of great extent.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

They do not snatch, they do not tear;
their massive blood
moves as the moon-tides, near, more near
till they touch in flood.
"The Elephant Is Slow To Mate" by D H Lawrence
All are architects of Fate,
Working in these walls of Time;
Some with massive deeds and great,
Some with ornaments of rhyme.
"By The Fireside : The Builders" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On its outer zone
Of massive stone
Two marble statues stand,--
The silver sheen
Of the pool between,--
One form on either hand.
"The Cascade" by John Lawson Stoddard
Where stern the Alpine mountains raise
Their heads of massive snow;
When on the rolling storm I gaze,
That hangs--how far below!
"Hymn Written Among The Alps" by Helen Maria Williams
The walls are of solid silver;
The towers are of massive gold;
And the lights that stream from the windows
A royal scene unfold.
"My Castle" by Horatio Alger Jr
The apple-tree stands in a snowdrift
Outside. All this year long, to me,
The snow-clad city's been a massive
Monument to your memory.
"In Memory of Marina Tsvetaeva" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

The whole affair starts with a massive plate of shredded lettuce.
The Brioche Eggscellent BLT is a massive breakfast with enough leftover for lunch.
Falling at speeds of up to 220 mph, a group of nearly 140 skydivers shattered the vertical skydiving world record as they flew heads-down in a massive snowflake formation in northern Illinois.
The elite actors, directors and writers who've sought to scare up massive box-office revenues and critical acclaim by trying their hands at seemingly sophisticated fright flicks.
Buccaneer Energy has big plans for a massive oil and gas lease area 21 miles east of Homer.
CORPUS CHRISTI — After more than two years of negotiations with Texas, the feds have granted approval for two massive gulf reefing zones offshore of the Coastal Bend.
Okay, this is a test: Is Aaron wearing a kippah or did we just Photoshop one of Serena's massive support-bra cups onto his head.
Massive water main burst in Melbourne.
Bushnell Offering Massive Rebate on Optics.
The Buttery 's take on peanut butter cookies, massive enough that you almost need two hands to hold them, is at once rich, sweet and perfectly crumbly.
There will be massive criticism of America from around the world.
But that was March of 1988, Reagan was still in office, and Miami New Times was only a fortnightly newspaper, not the massive multimedia empire that it is today.
Google is stepping up its game in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) space by introducing Google Compute Engine for hosting applications on the company's massive computing infrastructure.
In 2011, major companies were victims of massive computer network security breaches.
(AP) — A group that supports early-childhood programs in Kansas is preparing for massive budget cuts next year.

In science:

The standard model for long cosmic GRBs (see, for example, - and the reviews ) invokes the collapse of a massive star, with the formation of a black hole and a massive surrounding disk.
Magnetars, Gamma-ray Bursts, and Very Close Binaries
More massive stars evolve into black holes, and less massive stars to white dwarfs.
Magnetars, Gamma-ray Bursts, and Very Close Binaries
The Romans’ massive IIA theory is the only known example of a 10-dimensional maximal supergravity where (tensor) fields are explicitly massive to begin with.
Galilean anti-de-Sitter spacetime in Romans theory
Hence in massive type IIA theory we must consider a 2-rank tensor, the only massive field in the theory, to be nontrivial.
Galilean anti-de-Sitter spacetime in Romans theory
For massive Yang-Mills fields (not just the degenerate electromagnetic special case), Stueckelberg’s trick [Ruegg and Ruiz-Altaba, 2004] takes a massive theory with broken gauge symmetry due to the mass term, and then restores the symmetry with the introduction of one or more compensating fields.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection