noun, plural co·los·si [kuh-los-ahy] /kəˈlɒs aɪ/, co·los·sus·es.
Origin of colossus
Examples from the Web for colossus
When he brought the idea of the colossus to America, the Civil War had ended just six years earlier.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The literary world he helped found and nurture, and whose landscape he bestrode like the colossus he was—that world is gone.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation|Malcolm Jones|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Bishop, Colossus, Warpath, Blink, Sunspot, Quiksilver, Stryker and Havoc will all be there too.
Edmund Morgan, 97 Diminutive, almost elfin in appearance, he bestrode his field like a colossus.
And it is an unfamiliar one for the current generations of American who have known only one reality of America the colossus.
Teddy Jenks did, but the union gave the last known town address as the Colossus.
The Colossus, with his long strides, would be almost a match for the giant with the seven-leagued boots.The Lone Ranche|Captain Mayne Reid
Before Col. —— could "realize the situation," he was in the attitude of the Colossus of Rhodes.The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner|John Wilkinson
Shelby thought that there was a slight chance that the colossus might be able to read his lips even though he could not hear.The Revolt of the Star Men|Raymond Gallun
He had some two and a half hours of grace, before the sun should set again and darkness release the colossus from its torpor.The Planetoid of Peril|Paul Ernst
British Dictionary definitions for colossus
noun plural -si (-saɪ) or -suses
Word Origin for colossus
Word Origin and History 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.