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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"

Wiktionary

  1. colossaladjective

    Extremely large or on a great scale.

    A single puppy can make a colossal mess.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colossaladjective

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

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

  2. Colossaladjective

    of a size larger than heroic. See Heroic

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Anthony Banbury:

    In terms of its overall mission, thanks to colossal mismanagement, the United Nations is failing.

  2. Wyndham Lewis:

    With a new familiarity and a flesh-creeping homeliness entirely of this unreal, materialistic world, where all sentiment is coarsely manufactured and advertised in colossal sickly captions, disguised for the sweet tooth of a monstrous baby called the Public, the family as it is, broken up on all hands by the agency of feminist and economic propaganda, reconstitutes itself in the image of the state.

  3. Bob Corker:

    I will say, on the other hand, a miscalculation on our part would be colossal, could create colossal problems, you'd have Russia, China, Japan and South Korea and ourselves all involved in something that could get way out of hand.

  4. Vitaly Mutko:

    We have done work on anti-doping that no other country has been able to do, we have invested colossal resources in fighting against this.

  5. Flinders University:

    Next to its colossal human-sized cousins, including the recently described monster penguin Crossvallia waiparensis, Kupoupou was comparatively small - no bigger than modern King Penguins which stand just under 1.1 meters tall.

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