A block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range.
a large mountain pass
Fr. "massive"] - a range or plateau; a "mass" of peaks or mountains. Carries an implication that the peaks or mountains are bunched together, but not in a neat line. Borrowed from French. Like "range", can be applied on extremely varied scales, from "Massif Central" to "Massif du Mont Blanc."
A massive topographic and structural feature, especially in an orogenic belt, commonly formed of rocks that are more rigid than those of its surroundings.
A compact mountain group consisting of several summits.
A block of the earth's crust bounded by faults or folds; a group of mountains formed by such a structure.
principal mountain mass
In geology, a massif is a section of a planet's crust that is demarcated by faults or flexures. In the movement of the crust, a massif tends to retain its internal structure while being displaced as a whole. The term is also used to refer to a group of mountains formed by such a structure.