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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colossal  \Co*los"sal\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  colossal,  L.  colosseus.  See 
  {Colossus}.] 
  1.  Of  enormous  size;  gigantic;  huge;  as  a  colossal  statue. 
  ``A  colossal  stride.''  --Motley. 
 
  2.  (Sculpture  &  Painting)  Of  a  size  larger  than  heroic.  See 
  {Heroic}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colossal 
  adj  :  so  great  in  size  or  force  or  extent  as  to  elicit  awe; 
  "colossal  crumbling  ruins  of  an  ancient  temple";  "has  a 
  colossal  nerve";  "a  prodigious  storm";  "a  stupendous 
  field  of  grass";  "stupendous  demand"  [syn:  {prodigious}, 
  {stupendous}] 




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