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

How to pronounce enormous?

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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. Takashi Okuma:

    The amount of the rain was enormous. It was unprecedented.

  2. Paul Soglin:

    I see little public value in issuing a liquor license to Taco Bell and enormous costs for the residents of Madison and our city government, in the meantime, the violence at downtown locations associated with liquor is only growing -- growing in terms of frequency, in terms of location, and in terms of severity.

  3. Intelsat Chief Executive Stephen Spengler:

    Having the ability to add five years or more on any particular satellite … provides an enormous amount of fleet flexibility. The economic value of this is to enhance the revenue stream over longer periods.

  4. Paul Alexander:

    When I put my foot on English soil for the first time, it was like I had been reborn, because I left Nazi Germany and was received by the British people and I have an enormous debt of the thanks to the British people.

  5. Nicole Kidman:

    There’s an enormous amount of pain and an enormous amount of joy on the other side of it, the flipside of going through so much yearning and pain to get there is the feeling of ‘ Ahhhh ! ’ when Nicole Kidman have the child.

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