What does enormous mean?

Definitions for enormous
ɪˈnɔr məsenor·mous

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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.

    Etymology: From enormis.

  2. enormous(Adjective)

    Exceedingly wicked; atrocious or outrageous.

    Etymology: From enormis.

  3. enormous(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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.]

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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

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How to say enormous in sign language?

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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

Examples of enormous in a Sentence

  1. John Kerry:

    In consultation with Congress, we will continue to explore ways to increase those figures while maintaining robust security, the need is enormous, but we are determined to answer the call.

  2. George Pell:

    I am horrified by the accounts that survivors have given in their evidence during the Ballarat hearings, and at the enormous impact the abuse has had on them, their families and the community, i am also deeply saddened by the way the church authorities have failed in responding to these crimes. I am deeply to committed to assisting the royal commission and to doing anything I can to help survivors (including) giving evidence in person if asked to do so.

  3. Eckhardt Ruemmler:

    In light of the enormous investment and contractual obligations related to the project this requires substantial talks - including with our clients of the plant, the plant is central to our corporate planning.

  4. J.W.N. Sullivan:

    For every living creature that succeeds in getting a footing in life there are thousands or millions that perish. There is an enormous random scattering for every seed that comes to life. This does not remind us of intelligent human design. "If a man in order to shoot a hare, were to discharge thousands of guns on a great moor in all possible directions; if in order to get into a locked room, he were to buy ten thousand casual keys, and try them all; if, in order to have a house, he were to build a town, and leave all the other houses to wind and weather - assuredly no one would call such proceedings purposeful and still less would anyone conjecture behind these proceedings a higher wisdom, unrevealed reasons, and superior prudence."

  5. President Donald Trump:

    We must all work together toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place, we also must make a deal that allows Iran to thrive and prosper, and take advantage of its enormous untapped potential.

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