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Definitions for colossal
kəˈlɒs əlcolos·sal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colossal, prodigious, stupendousadjective

    so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

    "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous field of grass"; "stupendous demand"


  1. colossaladjective

    Extremely large or on a great scale.

    A single puppy can make a colossal mess.

  2. Etymology: From colossal, formed from colossus, from κολοσσός.


  1. colossal

    Colossal refers to anything that is extremely large, enormous or massive, often far exceeding normal size or scale. It can be used to describe physical objects, concepts, or events, anything that is extraordinarily great in size, extent or degree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colossaladjective

    of enormous size; gigantic; huge; as, a colossal statue

  2. Colossaladjective

    of a size larger than heroic. See Heroic

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. colossal, L. colosseus. See Colossus.]


  1. Colossal

    Colossal was an indie-punk band from Elgin, Illinois. Formed in 2001, they are currently on hiatus. They have one EP and one full-length, and have appeared on multiple compilations. Their lyrics and musicianship display a depth much like that found in math rock.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colossal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colossal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of colossal in a Sentence

  1. Mario Tama/Getty Images Hatchett:

    We’re now heading into another issue of increasing solar radiation and chances of warm nights and lack of refreeze, and that brings up snowmelt flooding concerns, that’s going to be something to think about as we move into the spring, summer with this colossal snowpack sitting above us.

  2. Mayor Pete:

    The first time I came to this state was as a volunteer, to knock on doors for a presidential candidate with a funny name, and we knew the stakes were high then, the stakes are colossal now.

  3. Blake Flayton:

    I can't imagine a world where I let that break me, because then they would win, what they're trying to do right now is bully Jews off and out of the public forum... because we're saying things they don't like. And it would be a colossal waste if we gave into that. That has never been a winning strategy for our people. Ever.

  4. Steve Brusatte:

    The ancestors of T. rex would have looked a whole lot like Timurlengia, a horse-sized hunter with a big brain and keen hearing that would put us to shame, only after these ancestral tyrannosaurs evolved their clever brains and sharp senses did they grow into the colossal sizes of T. rex. Tyrannosaurs had to get smart before they got big.

  5. Stella Moris:

    For every day that this colossal injustice is allowed to continue, Julian’s situation grows increasingly desperate, julian has been denied the love and affection of his family for so long. Julian and the kids will never get this time back. This shouldn’t be happening.

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    being essentially equal to something
    A tantamount
    B jejune
    C irascible
    D lacerate

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