massif

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

mas·sif

noun \ma-ˈsēf\

Definition of MASSIF

1
:  a principal mountain mass
2
:  a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults or flexures and displaced as a unit without internal change

Origin of MASSIF

French, from massif, adjective, from Middle French, alteration of Old French massiz
First Known Use: 1873

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: massive
Previous Word in the Dictionary: masseuse
All Words Near: massif

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up massif? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).