noun, plural co·los·si [kuh-los-ahy] /kəˈlɒs aɪ/, co·los·sus·es.
Origin of colossus
Related Words for colossigiant, behemoth, titan, mammoth, Goliath, cyclops, leviathan, Hercules, Gargantua, Samson, Godzilla
Examples from the Web for colossi
Historical Examples of colossi
No time to study the features of the Colossi, or to search for the grave of Major Tidwell.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
We look, we search, and instead of the colossi, we find abortions.Napoleon the Little
The two colossi on the plain of Thebes are, of course, hard gritstone.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
Two canary-coloured Colossi have just deposited tea on a small table.Red as a Rose is She
We loitered too long around the colossi of Memnon and the palaces of the plain.Egypt (La Mort De Philae)
noun plural -si (-saɪ) or -suses
Word Origin for colossus
"gigantic statue," late 14c., from Latin colossus "a statue larger than life," from Greek kolossos "gigantic statue," of unknown origin, used by Herodotus of giant Egyptian statues, and used by Romans of the bronze Apollo at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes. Figurative sense of "any thing of awesome greatness or vastness" is from 1794.