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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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. Raul Andino-Pavlovsky:

    Because you give it to healthy people, theres an enormous pressure to make sure its absolutely safe.

  2. 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.

  3. The NFL Waller:

    The major issue for us is the enormous time zone barrier to allowing fans to engage in the game live.

  4. Gilles Verniers:

    The gap between Congress and the BJP is still enormous, so no one is seriously thinking that Congress is going to fill that gap, the opposition landscape remains heavily fragmented.

  5. John Coates:

    Australia is very grateful for this opportunity which was confirmed this weekend and there will be enormous interest from our Oceania neighbors, this is something I have been pursuing for more than 20 years.

Images & Illustrations of enormous

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