What does enormous mean?

Definitions for enormous
ɪˈnɔr məsenor·mous

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word enormous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enormous, tremendousadjective

    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"


  1. enormousadjective

    Deviating from the norm; unusual, extraordinary.

  2. enormousadjective

    Exceedingly wicked; atrocious or outrageous.

  3. enormousadjective

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

  4. Etymology: From enormis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ENORMOUSadjective

    Etymology: enormis, Latin.

    Nature here
    Wanton’d, as in her prime; and plaid at will
    Her virgin fancies, pouring forth more sweets,
    Wild above rule, or art, enormous bliss! John Milton, Par. Lost.

    The enormous part of the light in the circumference of every lucid point, ought to be less discernible in shorter telescopes than in longer, because the shorter transmit less light to the eye. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    I shall find time
    From this enormous state, and seek to give
    Losses their remedies. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    A giant-shepherd here his flock maintains,
    Far from the rest, and solitary reigns,
    A form enormous! far unlike the race
    Of human birth, in stature, or in face. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.


  1. enormous

    Enormous refers to something that is exceptionally large or huge in size, extent, amount or degree. It denotes something that is significantly bigger or more than an average or usual range.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enormousadjective

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

  2. Enormousadjective

    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.]

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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

Anagrams for enormous »

  1. nemorous

  2. unmorose

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  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

Examples of enormous in a Sentence

  1. Phil Flynn:

    The pressure is enormous on these countries to cut.

  2. Marlena Pellegrino:

    This is an enormous victory for our patients and our members, and it is a testament to the grit and determination of every nurse who walked that line, day in and day out.

  3. Dylan Jones:

    We are thrilled that Hu Bing has become an International Ambassador for London Collections Men, as his enormous influence, knowledge of the Chinese market and enthusiasm for fashion makes him a perfect choice, having an International Ambassador in China is key to the development of London Collections Men.

  4. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    We have enormous problems facing this country, and I think we got more things to worry about than Bill Clinton's sexual life, maybe Donald Trump might want to focus attention on climate change. … Maybe Donald Trump should understand that we should raise the minimum wage. … Maybe he should focus on those things.

  5. Greg Fayer:

    The Kardashians have suffered enormous damages as a result of the many failures and breaches created by the operator’s mismanagement of the company. The lawsuit is a disgrace. Itis a jumble of false accusations which will be exposed as lies.

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