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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).
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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enormous

adjective
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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
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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
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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
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enormous

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

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

a. enorme, muy grande.
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In a short time we gained the foot of the mountains, and after traversing a narrow gorge came to an open valley, at the far extremity of which was a low table land upon which I beheld an enormous city.
All the paper that I possess consists of five old note-books and a lot of scraps, and I have only the one stylographic pencil; but so long as I can move my hand I will continue to set down our experiences and impressions, for, since we are the only men of the whole human race to see such things, it is of enormous importance that I should record them whilst they are fresh in my memory and before that fate which seems to be constantly impending does actually overtake us.
The plain was agitated like the sea shaken by the fury of a tempest; billows of sand went tossing over each other amid blinding clouds of dust; an immense pillar was seen whirling toward them through the air from the southeast, with terrific velocity; the sun was disappearing behind an opaque veil of cloud whose enormous barrier extended clear to the horizon, while the grains of fine sand went gliding together with all the supple ease of liquid particles, and the rising dust-tide gained more and more with every second.
They had to raise enormous stones, massive pieces of wrought iron, heavy corner-clamps and huge portions of cylinder, with an object-glass weighing nearly 30,000 pounds, above the line of perpetual snow for more than 10,000 feet in height, after crossing desert prairies, impenetrable forests, fearful rapids, far from all centers of population, and in the midst of savage regions, in which every detail of life becomes an almost insoluble problem.
From the same cause, the idea of a floating hull of an enormous wreck was given up.
AT ONE TIME a very large and strong Wolf was born among the wolves, who exceeded all his fellow-wolves in strength, size, and swiftness, so that they unanimously decided to call him "Lion." The Wolf, with a lack of sense proportioned to his enormous size, thought that they gave him this name in earnest, and, leaving his own race, consorted exclusively with the lions.
If you stand on its summit and look at these two f-shaped spout-holes, you would take the whole head for an enormous bass-viol, and these spiracles, the apertures in its sounding-board.
An enormous crowd of factory hands, house serfs, and peasants, with whom some officials, seminarists, and gentry were mingled, had gone early that morning to the Three Hills.
We had barely entered the great plain when we discovered two enormous animals approaching us from a great distance.
Very certainly in the neighborhood of the moon, and even near enough for her to look to them like an enormous black screen upon the firmament.
And once I saw the old father rat--an enormous old rat, Cousin Ribby.
They grasped the ropes, the wheel creaked, the enormous capsule of metal started slowly into motion.