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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tremendous  \Tre*men"dous\,  a.  [L.  tremendus  that  is  to  be 
  trembled  at  fearful,  fr  tremere  to  tremble.  See  {Tremble}.] 
  Fitted  to  excite  fear  or  terror;  such  as  may  astonish  or 
  terrify  by  its  magnitude,  force,  or  violence;  terrible; 
  dreadful;  as  a  tremendous  wind;  a  tremendous  shower;  a 
  tremendous  shock  or  fall. 
  A  tremendous  mischief  was  a  foot.  --Motley. 
  Syn:  Terrible;  dreadful;  frightful;  terrific;  horrible; 
  awful.  --  {Tre*men"dous*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Tre*men"dous*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  extraordinarily  large  in  size  or  extent  or  amount  or  power 
  or  degree;  "an  enormous  boulder";  "enormous  expenses"; 
  "tremendous  sweeping  plains";  "a  tremendous  face  in 
  human  experience;  that...civilization  should  be 
  dependent  on  technology"-  Walter  Lippman  "a  plane 
  took  off  with  a  tremendous  noise"  [syn:  {enormous}] 
  2:  extraordinarily  good;  used  especially  as  intensifiers;  "a 
  fantastic  trip  to  the  Orient";  "the  film  was  fantastic!"; 
  "a  howling  success";  "a  marvelous  collection  of  rare 
  books";  "had  a  rattling  conversation  about  politics";  "a 
  tremendous  achievement"  [syn:  {fantastic},  {howling(a)},  {marvelous}, 
  {rattling(a)},  {terrific},  {wonderful},  {wondrous}] 

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