AskDefine | Define colossal

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colossal adj : so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous field of grass"; "stupendous demand" [syn: prodigious, stupendous]

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English

Etymology

From French colossal, formed from Latin colossus, from Greek κολοσσος (originally used by Herodotus in reference to statues in ancient Egyptian temples).

Pronunciation

  • /kə'lɒsəl/

Adjective

  1. extremely large or on a great scale
    A single puppy can make a colossal mess.

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French

Etymology

Formed from Latin colossus, from Greek κολοσσος (originally used by Herodotus in reference to statues in ancient Egyptian temples).

Pronunciation

  • /kɔlɔsal/

Adjective

  1. colossal, huge

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