Definitions for tremendous
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word tremendous.
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"
fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrousadjective
extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers
"a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"
frightful, terrible, awful, tremendousadjective
extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
"in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"
Notable for its size, power, or excellence.
Van Beethoven's ninth symphony is a tremendous piece of music.
Extremely large (in amount, extent, degree, etc.) or great
There was a tremendous outpouring of support.
Etymology: From tremendus, gerund form of tremo, from τρέμω
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Dreadful; horrible; astonishingly terrible.
Etymology: tremendus, Latin.
There stands an altar where the priest celebrates some mysteries sacred and tremendous. Tatler, №. 57.
In that portal shou’d the chief appear,
Each hand tremendous with a brazen spear. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
HMS Tremendous was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built to the lines of HMS Ganges by William Barnard's yard at Deptford Green, and launched on 30 October 1784.
Tremendous typically refers to something that is extremely large in quantity, scale, degree, level, or intensity. It can also mean something that is extremely good or impressive. So, it is a term that shows an extreme point of quantity or quality.
fitted to excite fear or terror; such as may astonish or terrify by its magnitude, force, or violence; terrible; dreadful; as, a tremendous wind; a tremendous shower; a tremendous shock or fall
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trē-men′dus, adj. such as astonishes or terrifies by its force or greatness: dreadful.—adv. Tremen′dously.—n. Tremen′dousness.
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Rank popularity for the word 'tremendous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1846
Rank popularity for the word 'tremendous' in Adjectives Frequency: #603
The numerical value of tremendous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of tremendous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
She has an opportunity to wield tremendous power and influence. That can't be overstated. I have seen firsthand how audiences respond to her, big and small, she is going to be a tremendous asset.
I had the support of, I would say, almost everybody in this room. We had tremendous support, no, we did. We had tremendous support. We had tremendous support.
Hong Kong has this raw entrepreneurial spirit, it's the gateway in and out of China, so there is this truly global, cosmopolitan set of people. There's a tremendous amount of optimism, a tremendous amount of energy.
The industry has changed over the last few years and there has been tremendous pressure to reduce research and development costs that has resulted in a tremendous shift away from high-volume, low-cost medicines toward seeking a billion- dollar drug that treats a very, very small population.
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
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- obrovský, obdivuhodnýCzech
- enorm, beträchtlich, außerordentlichGerman
- tremendo, tremendaSpanish
- valtava, loistava, hämmästyttävä, upea, erinomainen, suunnaton, mahtavaFinnish
- énorme, formidableFrench
- 途方もない, 莫大Japanese
- ontzagwekkend, enorme, geweldigDutch
- oerhörd, enormSwedish
- rất lớnVietnamese
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