- The definition of a colossus is someone or something of great size or importance or ability.
- A statute that is larger than life-size is an example of a colossus.
- An extremely important and influential politician is an example of a colossus.
Colossus definition by Webster's New World
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Colossus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. co·los·si or co·los·sus·es
- A huge statue.
- Something likened to a huge statue, as in size or importance: a colossus of bureaucracy.
Origin: Latin, from Greek kolossos.
Variant of colossus