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Definitions for enormous
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word enormous.
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"
Deviating from the norm; unusual, extraordinary.
Exceedingly wicked; atrocious or outrageous.
Extremely large; greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.
Etymology: From enormis.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: enormis, Latin.
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.
exceeding the usual rule, norm, or measure; out of due proportion; inordinate; abnormal
exceedingly wicked; outrageous; atrocious; monstrous; as, an enormous crime
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. enormis—e, out of, norma, rule.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'enormous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2535
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Rank popularity for the word 'enormous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2016
Rank popularity for the word 'enormous' in Adjectives Frequency: #321
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The numerical value of enormous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of enormous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of enormous in a Sentence
It's a chance to enter this world from ground zero and be a part of this fledgling industry that has enormous potential.
Both Greenlee and Rupert interpretation strives to capture the genuine emotion of the governor when he reflects on those lives lost. This display of empathy that they now have access to makes many community members understand better the Governor's decisions that are having an enormous impact on their lives, both Greenlee and Rupert absolutely can not leave anybody behind in this work.
We have made enormous progress at Air France-KLM with the group's 100,000 staff, when I arrived there were significant losses, the company was being suffocated by its debt, and we had lost our way in terms of products, we were going backwards.
He never went to college, but he was one of, if not the, most gifted writers in our profession, in which his death will leave an enormous hole at a time when our country desperately needs more like him, he never sought fame nor tried to make himself the star of his stories. As sources, he valued sergeants more than brand name generals and political appointees.
We have invested in the California economy, which is the size of the Canadian economy, so there's enormous opportunity to grow here and clearly organic opportunity to expand into other cities using RBC's wealth management and capital markets strength to take City National there.
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- грамаден, огроменBulgarian
- enormeCatalan, Valencian
- an-mhòrScottish Gaelic
- gigantisks, milzīgsLatvian
- enorm, gigantischDutch
- gigante, enormePortuguese
- gigant, uriaș, enormRomanian
- огромный, громадный, гигантскийRussian
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