Dictionary.com

colossus

[ kuh-los-uhs ]
/ k蓹藞l蓲s 蓹s /
Save This Word!

noun, plural co路los路si [kuh-los-ahy], /k蓹藞l蓲s a瑟/, co路los路sus路es.
(initial capital letter) the legendary bronze statue of Helios at Rhodes.Compare Seven Wonders of the World.
any statue of gigantic size.
anything colossal, gigantic, or very powerful.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on 鈥渟hall鈥 versus 鈥渟hould鈥? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of colossus

1350鈥1400; Middle English <Latin <Greek koloss贸s statue, image, presumably < a pre-Hellenic Mediterranean language
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use colossus in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for colossus

colossus
/ (k蓹藞l蓲s蓹s) /

noun plural -si (-sa瑟) or -suses
something very large, esp a statue

Word Origin for colossus

C14: from Latin, from Greek kolossos
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK