What does enormous mean?

Definitions for enormous
ɪˈnɔr məsenor·mous

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enormous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enormous, tremendousadjective

    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. enormousadjective

    Deviating from the norm; unusual, extraordinary.

    Etymology: From enormis.

  2. enormousadjective

    Exceedingly wicked; atrocious or outrageous.

    Etymology: From enormis.

  3. enormousadjective

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

    Etymology: From enormis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enormousadjective

    exceeding the usual rule, norm, or measure; out of due proportion; inordinate; abnormal

  2. Enormousadjective

    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. Joe Vardon:

    Yes, it's an enormous challenge. Yes, I'm going to be gone from my family for two months. Yes, going out into the world is dangerous right now, but this is a story that has to be covered, this is a real piece of American history happening right in front of us.

  2. Syd Kitson:

    Josh Day wife added : I think we’re pretty all in ! We live here. We work here. Babcock Ranch, near Fort Myers on state’s west coast, was developed from the beginning with a massive solar power farm generating 100 percent of the electric needs. About 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels stretch across a swath of land the size of 200 football fields. When developer Syd Kitson, a former NFL lineman with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, bought the 17,000-acre property, it was all old mining and farmland. Babcock Ranch, near Fort Myers on state’s west coast, was developed from the beginning with a massive solar power farm generating 100 percent of the electric needs. About 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels stretch across a swath of land the size of 200 football fields. It’s now the country’s first, fully solar city, with a very low carbon footprint, a soon-to-open school, electric shuttles that will eventually be driverless, a cute town square with shops and an emphasis on the environment and preservation. Where most developers would build and sell as many homes as possible, for greater profit, Kitson’s vision from the beginning was preserving most of the open space, now encompassing several lakes and 50 miles of bike trails. The homes run from $ 190,000 to about $ 499,000. Residents can work in the town, but are not required to do so. The fully completed footprint will eventually be 19,500 homes. We think about the way we develop differently …. It’s the most environmentally responsible, the most sustainable new town that’s ever been developed, and, it’s the first solar-powered town in America. And we’re very proud of that. In January, the first two people moved in. Now, there are 150 homes under contract with an expectation that will there will be 250 families moved in by December. Eight developers are now building homes. The vision is a unique creation of a 45,000-person small city. But first came the enormous solar farm. Syd Kitson gave the land to Florida Power Light for free, which then spent more than $ 100,000,000 installing all the panels, wires and storage batteries. That solar-generated power now is shared throughout FPL’s grid, as Babcock Ranch’s demand, at this point, remains very small. John Woolschlager, an urban planningprofessor at nearby Florida Gulf Coast University, said all cities canultimately follow Babcock Ranch’s model, but Florida Gulf Coast University will take years. Babcock Ranch’s huge advantage was that Babcock Ranch huge advantage’s being built from scratch with theself-sustainability and pro-environment philosophy on the ground first.

  3. Chuck Rosenberg:

    It’s back, and it’s back with a vengeance, there's an enormous supply of heroin; it's cheap. In fact, it's a lot cheaper than prescription pills. If you take oxycodone and hydrocodone for a football injury and you get hooked, you're going to pay a dollar a milligram on the street for a pill – thirty milligrams, thirty dollars, give or take. Heroin is probably one-fifth the price, and because it has a similar chemical effect, a similar pharmacological reaction, folks make that transition.

  4. Karl Ake Roghe:

    We don't see that they are going to be overrun, we don't think we will see here in Afghanistan what we have seen in Iraq, the Afghan security forces are much more stable. But the cost will be enormous and it will take a long time, the next five years, until they will be more efficient and better equipped so they can do the fight with less cost.

  5. Jim Manning:

    It doesn’t sound like much, but that is enormous, that amount of warming is unprecedented in the 100 years or so of records we have.

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