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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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. Steve Blank:

    I think Uber has an enormous number of moves as a public company, they have a CEO who is exactly the right guy for the transition to Wall Street. All they could do now is screw it up.

  2. Julia Sweig:

    This president is going to get an enormous amount of support from most of the heads of government in Latin America.

  3. Heba Amin:

    Based on previous episodes, they had made many mistakes and it was clear that they didn't have a strong research team, and so I figured this was the opportunity to incorporate subversive graffiti, what we are trying to raise is that regardless whether or not the show is fiction, it still has very dangerous implications because they're basically stereotyping an enormous region of people.

  4. Vincent Cochetel:

    This is a tragedy on an enormous scale and a stark reminder that more lives could be lost if those seeking safety are left at the mercy of the sea.

  5. Al Gore:

    Information technology gives us the means to harvest the enormous opportunities represented by inefficiency, it is relatively easy now to design and build zero carbon buildings. The savings in energy, material costs and the reductions in global warming pollution are not minor. We’re talking about 50, 60, 70, 80 even 90 percent savings in category after category.

Images & Illustrations of enormous

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