colossally

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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