Definition of tremendous
1 : being such as may excite trembling or arouse dread, awe, or terror
2a : notable by reason of extreme size, power, greatness, or excellence <tremendous problems> <a writer of tremendous talent> —often used as a generalized term of approval <had a tremendous time>b : unusually large : huge <a tremendous number of people>
Examples of tremendous in a sentence
He has a tremendous amount of energy.
The engine's power is tremendous.
She is a writer of tremendous talent.
We had a tremendous time.
Origin and Etymology of tremendous
Latin tremendus, from gerundive of tremere
First Known Use: 1632
Synonym Discussion of tremendous
TREMENDOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tremendous for English Language Learners
: very large or great
: very good or excellent
TREMENDOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of tremendous for Students
1 : astonishingly large, strong, or great <The boy has a tremendous appetite.>
2 : very good or excellent <We had a tremendous time.>
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