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co·los·sus

 (kə-lŏs′əs)
n. pl. co·los·si (-lŏs′ī′) or co·los·sus·es
1. A huge statue.
2. Something likened to a huge statue, as in size or importance: a colossus of bureaucracy.

[Latin, from Greek kolossos.]
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colossus

(kəˈlɒsəs)
n, pl -si (-saɪ) or -suses
something very large, esp a statue
[C14: from Latin, from Greek kolossos]
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co•los•sus

(kəˈlɒs əs)

n., pl. -los•si (-ˈlɒs aɪ)
-los•sus•es.
1. any statue of gigantic size.
2. anything colossal, gigantic, or very powerful.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek kolossós statue, image, presumably < a pre-Hellenic Mediterranean language]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colossus - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerfulcolossus - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
2.colossus - a person of exceptional importance and reputationcolossus - a person of exceptional importance and reputation
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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Translations
kolos
kolosszus

colossus

[kəˈlɒsəs] N (colossi or colossuses (pl)) → coloso m
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colossus

n pl <colossi or -es> (= statue)Koloss m; (= person also)Riese m; this colossus of the world of musicdieser Gigant or Titan der Musik
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colossus

[kəˈlɒsəs] ncolosso
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