What does tremendous mean?

Definitions for tremendous
trɪˈmɛn dəstremen·dous

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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"

  2. 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"

  3. frightful, terrible, awful, tremendousadjective

    extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

    "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"

Wiktionary

  1. tremendousadjective

    awe-inspiring; terrific.

  2. tremendousadjective

    Notable for its size, power, or excellence.

    Van Beethoven's ninth symphony is a tremendous piece of music.

  3. tremendousadjective

    Extremely large (in amount, extent, degree, etc.) or great

    There was a tremendous outpouring of support.

  4. Etymology: From tremendus, gerund form of tremo, from τρέμω

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tremendousadjective

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. tremendous

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tremendousadjective

    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

  1. Tremendous

    trē-men′dus, adj. such as astonishes or terrifies by its force or greatness: dreadful.—adv. Tremen′dously.—n. Tremen′dousness.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tremendous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1846

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tremendous' in Adjectives Frequency: #603

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tremendous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tremendous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of tremendous in a Sentence

  1. Clark County:

    I'm truly honored by the tremendous show of support my campaign has received so far, for far too long, Steve Sisolak and Nevada's radical, single-party state rule have failed us, and I think these numbers clearly reflect that Nevadans are ready for something new.

  2. Volodymyr Tsyalkovsky:

    They need to be able to fight and survive this aggression, people of Ukraine have a tremendous resilience and tremendous patriotism. The way this disaster united us is unprecedented. We see the support and continued effort to end this war.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I had the greatest electoral victory -- one of them -- in the history of our country. Tremendous success. Tens of millions of voters. And now somebody's going to write a report who never got a vote.

  4. President Donald Trump:

    Tremendous energy, tremendous intellect, we're always on the same wavelength, the relationship has been very good, and that's what I need as secretary of state.

  5. Lee Drutman:

    The legitimacy of elections is under tremendous fire, the amount of litigation, of challenges, the attempts to game electoral laws, is through the roof. At a certain point, if the greatest enemy is the other party and nothing is seen as legitimate unless your side wins, you don't have that shared sense of fairness that democracy depends on.

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