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A statue of gigantic size. The name was especially applied to certain famous statues in antiquity, as the Colossus of Nero in Rome and the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Any creature or thing of gigantic size

²⁾ So Shadow of the Colossus has its gripes: one or two of the colossi phone it in a bit, especially the ones that are only about the size of a bull, which is disappointing when held against flying-snakey-speeding-horsey-leapy-stabby wahey, like a big gift box containing five thousand packing peanuts and a Kinder Surprise.

any strikingly great person or object
{n} a very large statue, a giant
{i} giant legendary statue; something that is huge
emphasis If you describe someone or something as a colossus, you think that they are extremely important and great in ability or size. saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins He became a colossus of the labour movement. = giant
Same as statue but bigger than normal human size - over 2 mt
A colossus is an extremely large statue. someone or something that is extremely big or extremely important (from kolossos)
A statue of gigantic size
The name was especially applied to certain famous statues in antiquity, as the Colossus of Nero in Rome, the Colossus of Apollo at Rhodes
Any man or beast of gigantic size
A larger than life-size statue, usually of a king They are often found outside temples
a person of exceptional importance and reputation
someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
Colossus of Rhodes
A statue of Greek god Helios in ancient Rhodes, Greece
Colossus of Rhodes
an extremely large ancient statue of the god Apollo on the Greek island of Rhodes. It was built to guard the entrance to the harbour, and was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 224 B.C. Enormous bronze statue of the sun god Helios that towered more than 100 ft (30 m) over the harbour at the city of Rhodes in Greece. The work of Chares of Lindos, the statue commemorated the raising of Demetrios Poliorcetes' long siege of Rhodes (305-304 BC). One of the Seven Wonders of the World, it was toppled by an earthquake 225 BC. The fallen Colossus was left in place until AD 653, when raiding Arabs broke up its remains and sold the bronze for scrap
colossi
plural of colossus
colossus
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