Origin of colossus
Related Wordsgiant, behemoth, titan, mammoth, Goliath, cyclops, leviathan, Hercules, Gargantua, Samson, Godzilla
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
October 28, 2014
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
April 7, 2014
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.The Deaths You Missed This Year
Malcolm Jones, Jimmy So, Michael Moynihan, Caitlin Dickson
December 30, 2013
And it is an unfamiliar one for the current generations of American who have known only one reality of America the colossus.Could Europe’s Economic Crisis Sink Us?
September 13, 2011
Flattering remarks were showered on this colossus from all sides.A Nest of Spies
Wilson stared soberly at this school, at the colossus he had helped to create.There Will Be School Tomorrow
V. E. Thiessen
But when this became manifest the Colossus must fall to the ground.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
If to have enemies is a measure of greatness, then you must be a Colossus, indeed, Prince.Vera
Not long since this bit of lifeless clay had straddled his world like a Colossus.The Fighting Edge
William MacLeod Raine
- something very large, esp a statue
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.