Enormous

  • 1 Enormous — E*nor mous, a. [L. enormis enormous, out of rule; e out + norma rule: cf. F. [ e]norme. See {Normal}.] 1. Exceeding the usual rule, norm, or measure; out of due proportion; inordinate; abnormal. Enormous bliss. Milton. This enormous state. Shak.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 enormous — [ē nôr′məs, inôr′məs] adj. [ME enormyouse < L enormis (see ENORMITY) + OUS] 1. very much exceeding the usual size, number, or degree; of great size; huge; vast; immense 2. Archaic very wicked; outrageous enormously adv. enormousness n. SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 enormous — index exorbitant, far reaching, flagrant, grandiose, gross (flagrant), major, outrageous, ponderous …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 enormous — 1530s, from L. enormis out of rule, irregular, shapeless, extraordinary, very large, from ex out of (see EX (Cf. ex )) + norma rule, norm (see NORM (Cf. norm)), with English OUS (Cf. ous) substituted for L. is. Meaning …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 enormous — *huge, vast, immense, elephantine, mammoth, giant, gigantic, gigantean, colossal, gargantuan, Herculean, cyclopean, titanic, Brobdingnagian Analogous words: prodigious, stupendous, tremendous, *monstrous, monumental: inordinate, exorbitant,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 enormous — [adj] very large astronomic, barn door*, blimp*, colossal, excessive, gargantuan, gigantic, gross, huge, humongous, immense, jumbo*, mammoth, massive, monstrous, mountainous, prodigious, stupendous, supercolossal*, titanic*, tremendous, vast,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 enormous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very large. DERIVATIVES enormously adverb enormousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 enormous — 01. The visit by the President resulted in an [enormous] traffic jam. 02. Russia is an [enormous] country, the largest in the world. 03. She lives in an [enormous] house, with 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and an indoor swimming pool. 04. Céline Dion… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 9 enormous — [[t]ɪnɔ͟ː(r)məs[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is enormous is extremely large in size or amount. The main bedroom is enormous... There is, of course, an enormous amount to see. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n (emphasis) You can use enormous to emphasize …

    English dictionary

  • 10 enormous — adjective Etymology: Latin enormis, from e, ex out of + norma rule Date: 1531 1. a. archaic abnormal, inordinate b. exceedingly wicked ; shocking < an enormous sin > 2. mark …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 enormous — e|nor|mous [ ı nɔrməs ] adjective *** very large in size or quantity: The enormous birthday cake dwarfed everything else on the table. The stress they re under is enormous. an enormous amount/number/volume etc.: An enormous amount of money has… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 enormous */*/*/ — UK [ɪˈnɔː(r)məs] / US [ɪˈnɔrməs] adjective very large in size or quantity The enormous birthday cake dwarfed everything else on the table. The stress they re under is enormous. an enormous amount/number/volume etc: An enormous amount of money has …

    English dictionary

  • 13 enormous — enormously, adv. /i nawr meuhs/, adj. 1. greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.; huge; immense: an enormous fortune. 2. outrageous or atrocious: enormous wickedness; enormous crimes. [1525 35; ENORM + OUS] Syn. 1. vast, colossal,… …

    Universalium

  • 14 enormous — [16] Etymologically, enormous is a parallel formation to abnormal and extraordinary. It comes from Latin ēnormis, a compound adjective formed from the prefix ex ‘out of’ and norma ‘pattern, rule’ – hence literally ‘out of the usual pattern’. It… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 enormous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. monstrous, atrocious, excessive; large, titanic, tremendous, huge, immense, colossal, gigantic, vast, prodigious, stupendous. See size, badness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. gigantic, tremendous,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 enormous — e|nor|mous W3S2 [ıˈno:məs US o:r ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: enormis out of the ordinary , from norma rule ] very big in size or in amount = ↑huge ▪ an enormous bunch of flowers ▪ an enormous amount of money ▪ The team made an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 enormous*/*/ — [ɪˈnɔːməs] adj very large in size or quantity an enormous birthday cake[/ex] The stress they re under is enormous.[/ex] an enormous amount of money[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 enormous — adjective extremely large in size or in amount: an enormous bouquet of flowers | The amount of paperwork involved is enormous. enormously adverb: enormously fat enormousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 enormous — e•nor•mous [[t]ɪˈnɔr məs[/t]] adj. 1) greatly exceeding the common size, extent, amount, or degree; huge; immense: an enormous mansion[/ex] 2) outrageous or atrocious: enormous crimes[/ex] • Etymology: 1525–35 e•nor′mous•ly, adv. e•nor′mous•ness …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 enormous — /əˈnɔməs / (say uh nawmuhs), /i / (say ee ) adjective 1. greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.; huge; immense: *But every day Australians eat enormous numbers of sharks. –cyril pearl, 1959. 2. outrageous or atrocious: enormous… …

    Australian English dictionary


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