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Definition of "colossus" [co•los•sus]

  • A huge statue. (noun)
  • Something likened to a huge statue, as in size or importance: a colossus of bureaucracy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "colossus" in a sentence
  • "Three times in one week a visitor showed up at my office early in the morning: an enormous, thick-boned man with sparkling blue eyes — a colossus from the Securitate."
  • "Hmmm, the dungeon in a colossus is too much like Clash of the Kingslayers, the winner from last year, which docked it a point for me."
  • "When a big colossus is supposed to look real but looks 3D."