Complete Definition of "colossal"

was wotd|2006|April|15
English

Etymology
From French colossal#French|colossal, formed from Latin colossus, from Greek κολοÏÏÎ¿Ï (originally used by w:Herodotus|Herodotus in reference to statues in ancient Egyptian temples).

Pronunciation
IPA|/kÉ'lÉsÉl/
audio|en-us-colossal.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. extremely large or on a great scale

#:A single puppy can make a colossal mess.

Synonyms
i-c|extremely large enormous, giant, gigantic, immense, prodigious, vast

Translations
trans-top|extremely large
Finnish: valtava, jättiläismäinen
French: colossal#French|colossal
German: kolossal
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Kurdish: KUchar|ÙÙâزÙ
Portuguese: colossal#Portuguese|colossal
Russian: болÑÑой, гÑандиознÑй, гÑомаднÑй, колоÑÑалÑнÑй, огÑомнÑй
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Related terms
colosseum
colossus#English|colossus
Colossus


French

Etymology
Formed from Latin colossus, from Greek κολοÏÏÎ¿Ï (originally used by w:Herodotus|Herodotus in reference to statues in ancient Egyptian temples).

Pronunciation
IPA|/kÉlÉsal/

Adjective
colossal

  1. colossal#English|colossal, huge

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