Colossus meaning

kə-lŏsəs
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.

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A huge statue.
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Something likened to a huge statue, as in size or importance.

A colossus of bureaucracy.

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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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A statue of gigantic size. The name was especially applied to certain famous statues in antiquity, as the Colossus of Nero in Rome and the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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Any creature or thing of gigantic size.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary