- 1. extremely large: "a colossal amount of mail"
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Colossal definition is - of, relating to, or resembling a colossus. How to use colossal in a sentence. Synonym Discussion of colossal.
Colossal definition, extraordinarily great in size, extent, or degree; gigantic; huge. See more.
colossal adjective huge, massive, vast, enormous, immense, titanic, gigantic, monumental, monstrous, mammoth, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), herculean, elephantine, ginormous (informal), humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) A colossal statue stands in the square.
colossal definition: 1. extremely large: 2. extremely large: 3. (esp. of something bad) very great: . Learn more.
Colossal describes something so large it makes you say, "Whoa!" You might have a colossal amount of homework, or see a colossal pyramid while vacationing in Egypt.
From French colossal, formed from Latin colossus, from Ancient Greek κολοσσός (kolossós, “giant statue”).
1. IPA(key): /kəˈlɒsəl/
colossal (comparative more colossal, superlative most colossal) 1. Extremely large or on a great scale.quotations ▼ 1.1. 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70: 1.1.1. Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers.[…]Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant littl...
Formed from Latin colossus, from Ancient Greek κολοσσός (kolossós) (originally used by Herodotusin reference to statues in ancient Egyptian temples).
1. IPA(key): /kɔ.lɔ.sal/
colossal (feminine singular colossale, masculine plural colossaux, feminine plural colossales) 1. colossal, huge
From colosso + -al.
1. (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌko.lo.ˈsaw/
colossal m or f (plural colossais, comparable) 1. colossal (extremely large)
How is the word colossal distinct from other similar adjectives? Some common synonyms of colossal are enormous, gigantic, huge, immense, mammoth, and vast. While all these words mean "exceedingly large," colossal applies especially to a human creation of stupendous or incredible dimensions. a colossal statue of Lincoln