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 : a statue of gigantic size and proportions
2 : a person or thing of immense size or power
Examples of colossus
The building is a colossus of steel and glass.
<Leonardo da Vinci remains a colossus in the history of art.>
Origin of colossus
Latin, from Greek kolossos
First Known Use: 14th century
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