noun co·los·sus \kə-ˈlä-səs\

: a huge statue

: a very large or important person or thing

plural co·los·si \-ˈlä-ˌsī\

Full Definition of COLOSSUS

:  a statue of gigantic size and proportions
:  a person or thing of immense size or power

Examples of COLOSSUS

  1. The building is a colossus of steel and glass.
  2. <Leonardo da Vinci remains a colossus in the history of art.>

Origin of COLOSSUS

Latin, from Greek kolossos
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with COLOSSUS


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