Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being massive, in any sense; specifically, great weight with bulk; massiness; ponderousness.

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

  • noun The state or quality of being massive; massiness.

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  • noun The property of being massive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being large in mass
  • noun an unwieldy largeness

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Examples

  • The floor was of large brown tiles, the beamed ceiling and the walls were whitewashed, and the huge, undecorated, cement fireplace was an achievement in massiveness and simplicity.

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  • The father remains in the background; his passive role, one of weight and massiveness, is presented by a special technique.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1937 - Presentation Speech

  • The floor was of large brown tiles, the beamed ceiling and the walls were whitewashed, and the huge, undecorated, cement fireplace was an achievement in massiveness and simplicity.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • monolithic •\ˌmä-nə-ˈli-thik\• adjecitve 1. imposing in size or bulk or solidity 2. characterized by massiveness and rigidity and total uniformity

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  • < 74 > It seems to us that it is difficult to make this a distinguishing feature, as we have no means of knowing how much "massiveness" is required in a work to entitle it to be considered a work of the Mound Builders.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • But do they really need to pretend this is somehow mandated by the "massiveness" of the game itself?

    Slashdot: Games

  • "Mortals' minds are too puny to comprehend their carbon-ceramic massiveness."

    Supercar on Ice

  • Mortals' minds are too puny to comprehend their carbon-ceramic massiveness.

    The Coolest Ferrari Ever—Drive Carefully

  • Its massiveness and rich gilding are the only thing that can stand out in the vast space, while there are quite a few moments of subtlety, such as the Comper-like fan-vaults that crown the vast structure.

    The Lost Reredos of St. John the Divine

  • Buffett has called the gathering the “Woodstock of Capitalism,” nicely evoking both the massiveness of the crowd and the blissed-out vibe that pervades it.

    Warren Buffett's Mistake: How The Saint Of Capitalism Damaged His Reputation

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