massive Definition

  • 1large and heavy-looking
  • 2very large in amount or degree
  • 3severe or serious

Using massive: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "massive" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The building collapsed under the massive weight of the snow.

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    The company suffered a massive loss due to the pandemic.

  • Example

    The earthquake caused massive destruction in the city.

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    The team made a massive effort to win the championship.

massive Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for massive

Idioms Using massive

  • a very severe headache


    He had a massive headache after working for hours on the computer.

  • a severe and often fatal heart attack


    He died of a massive heart attack at the age of 50.

  • a very successful and popular song, movie, or other form of entertainment


    The new album was a massive hit, selling millions of copies worldwide.

Phrases with massive

  • a sudden and violent military attack


    The country was subjected to a massive attack by enemy forces.

  • a type of online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the internet


    He enrolled in a massive open online course to learn programming.

  • the infusion of multiple units of blood in a short period of time to replace lost blood volume


    The patient required a massive transfusion after a severe accident.


Summary: massive in Brief

The term 'massive' [ˈmæsɪv] describes something that is large and heavy-looking, or very large in amount or degree. It can also denote severity or seriousness, as in 'The earthquake caused massive destruction in the city.' 'Massive' extends into phrases like 'massive attack,' and idioms like 'a massive headache,' indicating severity, and 'a massive hit,' referring to a very successful song or movie.

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