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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prodigious  \Pro*di"gious\,  a.  [L.  prodigiosus,  fr  prodigium  a 
  prodigy;  cf  F.  prodigieux  See  {Prodigy}.] 
  1.  Of  the  nature  of  a  prodigy;  marvelous;  wonderful; 
  portentous.  [Obs.  or  R.]  --Spenser. 
 
  It  is  prodigious  to  have  thunder  in  a  clear  sky. 
  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  2.  Extraordinary  in  bulk,  extent,  quantity,  or  degree;  very 
  great;  vast;  huge;  immense;  as  a  prodigious  mountain;  a 
  prodigious  creature;  a  prodigious  blunder.  ``Prodigious 
  might.''  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Huge;  enormous;  monstrous;  portentous;  marvelous; 
  amazing;  astonishing;  extraordinary. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prodigious 
  adj  1:  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:  {colossal}, 
  {stupendous}] 
  2:  of  momentous  or  ominous  significance;  "such  a 
  portentous...monster  raised  all  my  curiosity"-  Herman 
  Melville;  "a  prodigious  vision"  [syn:  {portentous}] 
  3:  far  beyond  what  is  usual  in  magnitude  or  degree;  "a  night  of 
  exceeding  darkness";  "an  exceptional  memory";  "olympian 
  efforts  to  save  the  city  from  bankruptcy";  "the  young 
  Mozart's  prodigious  talents"  [syn:  {exceeding},  {exceptional}, 
  {olympian},  {surpassing}] 




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