Definitions for enormousɪˈnɔr məs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•nor•mous*ɪˈnɔr məs(adj.)

  1. greatly exceeding the common size, extent, amount, or degree; huge; immense:

    an enormous mansion.

  2. outrageous or atrocious:

    enormous crimes.

* Syn: See huge.

Origin of enormous:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. enormous, tremendous(adj)

    extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree

    "an enormous boulder"; "enormous expenses"; "tremendous sweeping plains"; "a tremendous fact in human experience; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman; "a plane took off with a tremendous noise"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. enormous(adjective)ɪˈnɔr məs

    very large

    an enormous bug; Their car is enormous.


  1. enormous(Adjective)

    Deviating from the norm; unusual, extraordinary.

  2. enormous(Adjective)

    Exceedingly wicked; atrocious or outrageous.

  3. enormous(Adjective)

    Extremely large; greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.

  4. Origin: From enormis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enormous(adj)

    exceeding the usual rule, norm, or measure; out of due proportion; inordinate; abnormal

  2. Enormous(adj)

    exceedingly wicked; outrageous; atrocious; monstrous; as, an enormous crime

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enormous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2535

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enormous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2016

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enormous' in Adjectives Frequency: #321

Translations for enormous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


very large

The new building is enormous; We had an enormous lunch.

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