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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: massif, from masse; MASS1

massive

adjective
     
mas‧sive S2 W3
1 very large, solid, and heavy:
The bell is massive, weighing over 40 tons.
the castle's massive walls
2 unusually large, powerful, or damaging:
My phone bill was massive last month.
massive increases in the number of homeless
Club members can get a massive discount of £50.
massive stroke/heart attack etc
He suffered a massive stroke.
massive argument/row etc British English
I had a massive argument with her.
3 British English informal extremely good:
Listen to this. It's a massive song.
massively adverb:
The president was massively popular.

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