from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having great mass or bulk; massive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Compacted into or consisting of a mass; possessing great mass or bulk; massive.
  • Being in mass; consisting of masses; made up of large or heavy parts.
  • Synonyms Massive, Ponderous, etc. See bulky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Compacted into, or consisting of, a mass; having bulk and weight or substance; ponderous; bulky and heavy; weighty; heavy

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Heavy; massive.
  • noun Eye dialect spelling of mercy.
  • noun Eye dialect spelling of master.


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  • It seemed quite filled with large bright clouds, resembling immense banks of snow, piled on each other in massy numbers, of the purest white; wreathing their ample folds in various forms and devious convolutions, and mingling in one vast embrace their shadowy substance.

    Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • If the latter, no edition is rightly stopped; for, of course, there should be a comma after "massy;" and then I somewhat doubt the propriety of "proof" for

    Notes and Queries, Number 40, August 3, 1850

  • I don't think 3 idiots is 'massy' enough to open anywhere near Ghajini.


  • What does messy massy care, he has insurance policies on all the miners.

    Think Progress » Shareholders call on Massey Energy to fire Don Blankenship.

  • They are solid, massy blocks of mirror-finished aluminum, plated with a light-devouring black chrome.

    John and Joe Dumbacher exhibit minimal sculptures in 'Cut,' part of BackroomNY

  • LONDON—The massy concrete construction of the Hayward Gallery is usually considered a gruff example of Brutalist architecture, but Tracey Emin is pleased to be having a huge retrospective, "Love Is What You Want," there, even saying she finds its internal, curving spaces feminine.

    You Can Have Too Much of What You Want

  • "A thousand feet in depth below, / Its massy waters meet and flow".

    Ten of the best

  • Now comes Rude Britannia, an exhibition of satiric art and cartoon which, if any were needed, provides ample confirmation of not just how deeply the satiric taproot is sunk into British soil, but how crucial its vigorous propagation has always been to our constitution? both political and psychological? while its massy canopy has, for centuries, protected our civil liberties, such as they are.

    Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, at Tate Britain

  • No way to tell from the photo if it's very massy or just moving very fast in another spatial dimension.

    Boing Boing

  • Her skin held the sheen of stardust and her hair, dark, massy waves of silk, seemed to float about her like a black halo.



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  • "'Mr Pullings, a bosun's chair, if you please, a whip for the dunnage, and pass the word for the children.'

    "The cry ran through the ship 'Children aft — children report to the Captain — all children aft' and Jack's two little girls came running from the galley, grasping massy half-eaten slabs of cold plum-duff, followed by George, their younger brother, in his first pair of pantaloons, carried by a hairy quartermaster."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 24-25

    February 11, 2008