colossal

[kuh-los-uhl]
adjective
1.
extraordinarily great in size, extent, or degree; gigantic; huge.
2.
of or resembling a colossus.
3.
(initial capital letter) Architecture. noting or pertaining to a classical order whose columns or pilasters span two or more stories of a building.

Origin:
1705–15; coloss(us) + -al1

colossality [kol-uh-sal-i-tee] , noun
colossally, adverb
supercolossal, adjective
supercolossally, adverb


1. See gigantic.
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colossal (kəˈlɒsəl)
 
adj
1.  of immense size; huge; gigantic
2.  Compare heroic (in figure sculpture) approximately twice life-size
3.  architect Also: giant of or relating to the order of columns and pilasters that extend more than one storey in a façade
 
co'lossally
 
adv

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colossal
1712 (colossic in the same sense is recorded from 1607), from Fr. colossal, from colosse, from L. colossus, from Gk. kolossos (see colossus).
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Example sentences
There are no mysteries here, only colossal failures of logic and memory.
What company would absorb the colossal expense of having orders.
The thing was so swift and so colossal that no one seems to have kept any
  coherent record of it.
Ideally, the entire sky spectrum would be monitored by receivers akin to
  colossal police radio scanners.
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