Massive rock(Geol.), a compact crystalline rock not distinctly schistose, as granite; also, with some authors, an eruptive rock.

(Mass"ive*ly), adv. In a heavy mass.

(Mass"ive*ness), n. The state or quality of being massive; massiness.

Massoola boat
(Mas*soo"la boat`). See Masoola boat.

(Mas*so"ra) n. Same as Masora.

(Mas"so*ret) n. Same as Masorite.

(Mass"y) a. [Compar. Massier ; superl. Massiest.] Compacted into, or consisting of, a mass; having bulk and weight or substance; ponderous; bulky and heavy; weighty; heavy; as, a massy shield; a massy rock.

Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,
And will not be uplifted.

Yawning rocks in massy fragments fly.

(Mast) n. [AS. mæst, fem.; akin to G. mast, and E. meat. See Meat.] The fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns.

Oak mast, and beech, . . . they eat.

Swine under an oak filling themselves with the mast.

(Mast), n. [AS. mæst, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.]

1. (Naut.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also consist of several pieces of timber united by iron bands, or of a hollow pillar of iron or steel.

The tallest pine
Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast
Of some great ammiral.

The most common general names of masts are foremast, mainmast, and mizzenmast, each of which may be made of separate spars.

2. (Mach.) The vertical post of a derrick or crane.

Afore the mast, Before the mast. See under Afore, and Before. - - Mast coat. See under Coat.Mast hoop, one of a number of hoops attached to the fore edge of a boom sail, which slip on the mast as the sail is raised or lowered; also, one of the iron hoops used in making a made mast. See Made.

Massicot is sometimes used by painters, and also as a drier in the composition of ointments and plasters.

(Mass"i*ness) n. [From Massy.] The state or quality of being massy; ponderousness.

(Mass"ive) a. [F. massif.]

1. Forming, or consisting of, a large mass; compacted; weighty; heavy; massy. "Massive armor." Dr. H. More.

2. (Min.) In mass; not necessarily without a crystalline structure, but having no regular form; as, a mineral occurs massive.

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