Colossal



[kuh-los-uh l] /kəˈlɒs əl/

adjective
1.
extraordinarily great in size, extent, or degree; gigantic; huge.
2.
of or resembling a .
3.
(initial capital letter) Architecture. noting or pertaining to a classical order whose columns or pilasters span two or more stories of a building.
/kəˈlɒsəl/
adjective
1.
of immense size; huge; gigantic
2.
(in figure sculpture) approximately twice life-size Compare heroic (sense 7)
3.
(architect) Also giant. of or relating to the order of columns and pilasters that extend more than one storey in a façade
adj.

1712 (colossic in the same sense is recorded from c.1600), from French colossal, from colosse, from Latin colossus, from Greek kolossos (see colossus).

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