What does enormous mean?

Definitions for enormousɪˈnɔr məs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enormous

    e-nor′mus, adj. excessive: immense: atrocious—(obs.) Enorm′.—n. Enor′mity, state or quality of being enormous: that which is enormous: a great crime: great wickedness.—adv. Enor′mously.—n. Enor′mousness. [L. enormise, out of, norma, rule.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enormous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enormous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Klaus Richter:

    That illustrates how enormous the development has been over time and why we have to industrialize.

  2. Klaus Richter:

    That illustrates how enormous the development has been over time and why we have to industrialize.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    We devoted enormous resources, always devote enormous resources to freeing captives or hostages anywhere in the world.

  4. Gustavo Piga:

    I see an enormous danger that we will still be in this situation in six months' time, and the longer it lasts the harder it is to get out.

  5. Marya Mannes:

    It is not enough to show people how to live better there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.

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