(Mass"ive*ly), adv. In a heavy mass.
(Mass"ive*ness), n. The state or quality of being massive; massiness.
(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
Your swords are now too massy for your strengths,Shak.
And will not be uplifted.
Yawning rocks in massy fragments fly.Pope.
(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.Chapman.
Swine under an oak filling themselves with the mast.South.
(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 pineMilton.
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