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mass + -y


(US) IPA: /ˈmæsi/


  1. Heavy; massive.
    • 1587, Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great
      Their plumed helms are wrought with beaten gold, / Their swords enamell'd, and about their necks / Hang massy chains of gold down to the waist;
    • 1874 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Heroic
      When mountains tremble, those two massy pillars / With horrible convulsion to and fro
    • 2003 October 5-8, J. A. Kosinski, 2003 IEEE Symposium on Ultrasonics, volume 1, ISBN 0-7803-7922-5, abstract, pages 70-73
      We develop a set of six coupled equations governing the modal amplitudes and phase angles (mode-center offsets) for the flat, piezoelectric plate resonator with massy electrodes of unequal thickness.


  1. an attempt to spell dialectal mercy or master
    • 1860, George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
      "But Lors ha' massy, how did you get near such mud as that?" said Sally, ...

Extensive Definition

Massy is the name of the following communes in France:
Massy may also refer to:
massy in Czech: Massy
massy in German: Massy
massy in Spanish: Massy
massy in French: Massy
massy in Indonesian: Massy
massy in Italian: Massy
massy in Dutch: Massy
massy in Polish: Massy
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