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.
A colossus of bureaucracy.
Origin of colossus
- Latin from Greek kolossos
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin colossus, from Ancient Greek κολοσσός (kolossos, “large statue, especially the colossus of Rhodes”).