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e·nor·mous

 (ĭ-nôr′məs)
adj.
1.
a. Very great in size, extent, or amount.
b. Very great in scope or import: enormous influence.
2. Archaic Very wicked; heinous.

[From Latin ēnormis, unusual, huge, monstrous : ē-, ex-, ex- + norma, norm; see gnō- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, from Middle English enormious, from Latin ēnormis.]

e·nor′mous·ly adv.
e·nor′mous·ness n.
Synonyms: enormous, immense, huge, gigantic, colossal, mammoth, tremendous, gargantuan, vast
These adjectives describe what is extraordinarily large. Enormous suggests a marked excess beyond the norm in size, amount, or degree: an enormous boulder.
Immense refers to boundless or immeasurable size or extent: an immense sky.
Huge especially implies greatness of size or capacity: a huge tanker.
Gigantic refers to size likened to that of a giant: a gigantic redwood tree.
Colossal suggests a hugeness that elicits awe or taxes belief: a valley ringed by colossal mountains.
Mammoth is applied to something of unwieldy hugeness: "mammoth stone figures in ... buckled eighteenth-century pumps, the very soles of which seem mountainously tall" (Cynthia Ozick).
Tremendous suggests awe-inspiring or fearsome size: a tremendous waterfall.
Gargantuan stresses greatness of size or capacity and often suggests extravagance or excess: "Dense schools of menhaden ... slurp up enormous quantities of plankton and detritus like gargantuan vacuum cleaners" (H. Bruce Franklin).
Vast refers to greatness of extent, size, area, or scope, and is often applied to what inspires a sense of grandeur or awe: "Another vast mountain of darkness rose, towering up like a wave that should engulf the world" (J.R.R. Tolkien).

enormous

(ɪˈnɔːməs)
adj
1. unusually large in size, extent, or degree; immense; vast
2. archaic extremely wicked; heinous
[C16: from Latin ēnormis, from ē- out of, away from + norma rule, pattern]
eˈnormously adv
eˈnormousness n

e•nor•mous

(ɪˈnɔr məs)

adj.
1. greatly exceeding the common size, extent, amount, or degree; huge; immense: an enormous mansion.
2. outrageous or atrocious: enormous crimes.
[1525–35]
e•nor′mous•ly, adv.
e•nor′mous•ness, n.
syn: See huge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.enormous - extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degreeenormous - extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; "an enormous boulder"; "enormous expenses"; "tremendous sweeping plains"; "a tremendous fact in human experience; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman; "a plane took off with a tremendous noise"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

enormous

adjective huge, massive, vast, extensive, tremendous, gross, excessive, immense, titanic, jumbo (informal), gigantic, monstrous, mammoth, colossal, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), elephantine, astronomic, ginormous (informal), Brobdingnagian, humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) an enormous dust cloud blocking out the sun
huge little, small, minute, tiny, wee, dwarf, trivial, insignificant, meagre, microscopic, diminutive, petite, midget, pint-sized (informal), infinitesimal, Lilliputian

enormous

adjective
Translations
ضَخْمضَخْم، هائِل
ohromný
enormkolossal
valtava
ogroman
risastór, heljarmikill
巨大な
거대한
didumas
milzīgs
ogromen
enorm
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enormous

[ɪˈnɔːməs] ADJ
1. (in physical size) [building, object] → enorme, inmenso; [person, animal] → enorme
an enormous great thinguna cosa grandísima
2. (fig) [patience, relief] → enorme; [effort, variety] → enorme, inmenso; [problems, difficulties] → enorme, muy grande; [profits, losses] → enorme, cuantioso; [appetite] → voraz
he was on our side, and that made an enormous differenceél estaba de nuestra parte y eso supuso una enorme diferencia
an enormous amount/number of sthuna cantidad enorme de algo
the country's industrial success has been bought at an enormous cost to the environmentel medio ambiente ha pagado un precio muy alto por el éxito industrial del país
it gives me enormous pleasure to welcome Ed Lillyes para mí un inmenso placer dar la bienvenida a Ed Lilly
I get enormous pleasure from readingla lectura es una enorme fuente de placer para mí

enormous

[ɪˈnɔːrməs] adj [building, room, object] → énorme; [pressure, potential, impact] → énorme; [disappointment, success, influence] → énorme; [task] → énorme; [effort] → prodigieux/euse
an enormous amount of money → une énorme somme d'argent
an enormous number of people → un très grand nombre de personnes

enormous

adj objectenorm, riesig; animalriesig; person (= fat)ungeheuer dick; (= tall)riesig groß; amount, success, profits, losses, range, choiceriesig; number, quantity, variety, effort, reliefungeheuer; differenceriesig, gewaltig; an enormous great thing (inf)ein Riesending nt (inf); she was wearing an enormous great rubysie trug einen riesig großen Rubin; he has enormous talent/an enormous talent for …er hat enorm viel Talent/ein enorm großes Talent für …; enormous amounts or sums of moneyUnsummen pl; an enormous amount of workeine Unmenge Arbeit; an enormous amount of painungeheure Schmerzen pl; it means an enormous amount to mees bedeutet mir ungeheuer viel; an enormous number of, enormous numbers ofungeheuer viele; he was a lovely lad with enormous potentialer war ein netter Junge, aus dem enorm viel hätte werden können

enormous

[ɪˈnɔːməs] adj (gen) → enorme; (patience) → infinito/a; (strength) → prodigioso/a; (risk) → immenso/a
an enormous number of (people, things) → una moltitudine di

enormous

(iˈnoːməs) adjective
very large. The new building is enormous; We had an enormous lunch.
eˈnormousness noun
eˈnormity noun
1. great wickedness.
2. hugeness.

enormous

ضَخْم ohromný enorm enorm τεράστιος enorme valtava énorme ogroman enorme 巨大な 거대한 enorm enorm ogromny enorme громадный enorm ที่ใหญ่มหึมา muazzam to lớn 巨大的

enormous

a. enorme, muy grande.
References in classic literature ?
The crop was, however, enormous and brought high prices.
The crushing power of one of these boas, some of which reach a length of thirty feet, with a body as large around as that of a full-grown man, is enormous.
From beneath the flap of an enormous pocket of a soiled vest of embossed silk, heavily ornamented with tarnished silver lace, projected an instrument, which, from being seen in such martial company, might have been easily mistaken for some mischievous and unknown implement of war.
You'd make a healthy-lookin' figger in a group," responded Kearney, critically regarding an enormous patch in Mattingly's trousers.
On either side extended a ruinous wooden fence of open lattice-work, through which could be seen a grassy yard, and, especially in the angles of the building, an enormous fertility of burdocks, with leaves, it is hardly an exaggeration to say, two or three feet long.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw.
In the centre of the road stood an enormous tulip-tree, which towered like a giant above all the other trees of the neighborhood, and formed a kind of landmark.
The picture represents a Cape-Horner in a great hurricane; the half-foundered ship weltering there with its three dismantled masts alone visible; and an exasperated whale, purposing to spring clean over the craft, is in the enormous act of impaling himself upon the three mast-heads.
And there with the strained craft steeply leaning over to it, by reason of the enormous downward drag from the lower mast-head, and every yard-arm on that side projecting like a crane over the waves; there, that blood-dripping head hung to the Pequod's waist like the giant Holofernes's from the girdle of Judith.
This happened to them again in New York--for, of course, they knew nothing about the country, and had no one to tell them, and it was easy for a man in a blue uniform to lead them away, and to take them to a hotel and keep them there, and make them pay enormous charges to get away.
Mine host, who stood behind the bar, like most of his country men, was great of stature, good-natured and loose-jointed, with an enormous shock of hair on his head, and a great tall hat on the top of that.
It is not a man's duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even to most enormous, wrong; he may still properly have other concerns to engage him; but it is his duty, at least, to wash his hands of it, and, if he gives it no thought longer, not to give it practically his support.