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colossus

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noun co·los·sus \kə-ˈlä-səs\

Simple Definition of colossus

  • : a huge statue

  • : a very large or important person or thing

Full Definition of colossus

plural co·los·si play \-ˈlä-ˌsī\

  1. 1 :  a statue of gigantic size and proportions

  2. 2 :  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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