Definitions for colossuskəˈlɒs əs; -ˈlɒs aɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
co•los•suskəˈlɒs əs; -ˈlɒs aɪ(n.)(pl.)-los•si; -los•sus•es.
any statue of gigantic size.
anything colossal, gigantic, or very powerful.
Origin of colossus:
1350–1400; ME < L < Gk kolossós statue, image, presumably < a pre-Hellenic Mediterranean language
giant, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossus(noun)
someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titan(noun)
a person of exceptional importance and reputation
A statue of gigantic size. The name was especially applied to certain famous statues in antiquity, as the Colossus of Nero in Rome and the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Any creature or thing of gigantic size.
a statue of gigantic size. The name was especially applied to certain famous statues in antiquity, as the Colossus of Nero in Rome, the Colossus of Apollo at Rhodes
any man or beast of gigantic size
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
any gigantic statue, specially one of Apollo in bronze, 120 ft. high, astride over the mouth of the harbour at Rhodes, reckoned one of the seven wonders of the world, erected in 280 B.C., destroyed by an earthquake 56 years after, and sold to a Jew centuries later for old metal; besides this are celebrated the statue of Memnon at Thebes, the Colossi of Athene in the Parthenon at Athens, and of Zeus at Olympia and at Tarentum, as well as others of modern date; for instance, Germania, 112 ft. high, in the Niederwald, and Liberty enlightening the World, 160 ft. high, in New York harbour.