Colossus Definition

kə-lŏsəs
colossi, colossuses
noun
colossi, colossuses
A gigantic statue.
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The gigantic statue of Apollo set at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes c. 280 b.c. and included among the Seven Wonders of the World.
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Any huge or important person or thing.
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Other Word Forms of Colossus

Noun

Singular:
colossus
Plural:
colossi, colossuses

Origin of Colossus

  • From Latin colossus, from Ancient Greek κολοσσός (kolossos, “large statue, especially the colossus of Rhodes”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin from Greek kolossos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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