- like a colossus in size; huge; gigantic
- astonishingly great; extraordinary: a colossal fool
Machu Picchu in Peru is a colossal ruin.
The definition of colossal is something massive in size.
Machu Picchu is an example of a colossal ancient ruin.
- Of great size, extent, or amount; immense. See Synonyms at enormous.
- Of great scope or consequence; monumental: a colossal blunder.
Origin of colossalFrench from Latin colossus colossus ; see colossus .
(comparative more colossal, superlative most colossal)
- You must think I'm a colossal liar.
- Over each, at a much higher level, is a colossal figure of an archangel - Raphael, Michael and Gabriel.
- A colossal eagle was found on a deserted site near Yamuli on the middle Halys, in 1907 by W.
- Here too was placed the curious column, with many flutes and an Ionic capital, on which stood the colossal sphinx, dedicated by the Naxians, that has been pieced together and placed in the museum.
- The cemetery contains the remains of the Danish soldiers who fell at the battle of Idstedt (25th of July 1850), but the colossal Lion monument, erected by the Danes to commemorate their victory, was removed to Berlin in 1864.