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Every decision that they take has enormous consequences, and ripple out from the White House.
Sidney Blumenthal

Meaning of "enormous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ENORMOUS

From Latin ēnormis, from ē- out of, away from + norma rule, pattern.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ENORMOUS

enormous  [ɪˈnɔːməs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENORMOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Enormous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ENORMOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of enormous in the English dictionary

The definition of enormous in the dictionary is unusually large in size, extent, or degree; immense; vast. Other definition of enormous is extremely wicked; heinous.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENORMOUS


abnormous
æbˈnɔːməs
angiospermous
ˌændʒɪəˈspɜːməs
cormous
ˈkɔːməs
cormus
ˈkɔːməs
diathermous
ˌdaɪəˈθɜːməs
dispermous
daɪˈspɜːməs
gaudeamus
ˌɡaʊdɪˈɑːməs
ginormous
dʒaɪˈnɔːməs
houmous
ˈhuːməs
humus
ˈhjuːməs
monospermous
ˌmɒnəʊˈspɜːməs
Nicodemus
ˌnɪkəˈdiːməs
Nostradamus
ˌnɒstrəˈdɑːməs
pachydermous
ˌpækɪˈdɜːməs
Polyphemus
ˌpɒlɪˈfiːməs
Remus
ˈriːməs
shamus
ˈʃɑːməs
spermous
ˈspɜːməs
Thermos
ˈθɜːməs
wamus
ˈwɔːməs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENORMOUS

enodal
enokitake
enol
enolase
enolic
enological
enologist
enology
enomoty
enophile
enormities
enormity
enormously
enormousness
Enos
enosis
enough
enounce
enouncement
enow

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENORMOUS

anonymous
autonomous
cyclospermous
eponymous
eurythermous
famous
gymnospermous
homeothermous
homoeothermous
homothermous
infamous
osteodermous
posthumous
pseudonymous
sclerodermous
squamous
synonymous
unanimous
venomous
world-famous

Synonyms and antonyms of enormous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENORMOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «enormous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of enormous

Translation of «enormous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENORMOUS

Find out the translation of enormous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of enormous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «enormous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巨大的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enorme
570 millions of speakers

English

enormous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضَخْم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

громадный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enorme
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রচুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

énorme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Besar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

enorm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巨大な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거대한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gedhe tenan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

to lớn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மகத்தான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रचंड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

muazzam
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

enorme
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ogromny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

величезний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

enorm
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τεράστιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

enorme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

enorm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

enorm
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of enormous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENORMOUS»

The term «enormous» is very widely used and occupies the 11.306 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENORMOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «enormous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «enormous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about enormous

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10 QUOTES WITH «ENORMOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word enormous.
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Casey Affleck
All cultures are different. Some commit genocide. Some are uniquely peaceful. Some frequent bathhouses in groups. Some don't show each other the soles of their shoes or like pictures taken of them. Some have enormous hunting festivals or annual stretches when nobody speaks. Some don't use electricity.
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Anthony Albanese
Despite the enormous role that local government plays in our daily lives, the constitution makes not one mention of it.
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David Amram
Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture.
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Richard Attias
Africa's agricultural sector has enormous scope for development, which would benefit both the continent's economy and its people.
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Ellen Barkin
Men who love their mothers treat women wonderfully. And they have enormous respect for women.
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Polly Bergen
The thing is, when you see your old friends, you come face to face with yourself. I run into someone I've known for 40 or 50 years, and they're old. And I suddenly realize I'm old. It comes as an enormous shock to me.
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Sidney Blumenthal
Every decision that they take has enormous consequences, and ripple out from the White House.
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Nathaniel Branden
To love a person is to know and love the person. But we can pick up an enormous amount about another human being just by exchanging a couple of sentences. It's not yet knowledge; it's an intuition that motivates you to want to find out more.
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Octavia E. Butler
I don't write about good and evil with this enormous dichotomy. I write about people. I write about people doing the kinds of things that people do.
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Richard Cobden
I came here as a practical man, to talk, not simply on the question of peace and war, but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance - the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENORMOUS»

Discover the use of enormous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to enormous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Great Big Enormous Book of Tashi
A compendium of all thirty-two Tashi tales follows the clever gnome's daredevil escape from a warlord on the back of a swan and his confrontations with giants, ghosts, and other monsters.
Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, 2012
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The Enormous Potato
When a farmer grows the biggest potato in the world, he needs the help of his entire family and their pets to get it out of the ground.
Aubrey Davis, 1998
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FR3: The Enormous Turnip
Seven titles in the popular First Reading series are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wallet inside the back cover, making the book and CD easy to store together.
graf Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, 2011
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Enormous Changes at the Last Minute: Stories
Seventeen stories written over the past fifteen years reveal the author's vision of human love and tragedy
Grace Paley, 1974
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The Big Big Big Book of Tashi
Collects the first seven books of the Tashi series in which he uses his cunning to defeat giants, ghosts, witches, and demons.
Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, 2001
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The Enormous Room
This edition restores to the work much material that was deleted from the manuscript for the book's 1922 publication and is illustrated with drawings Cummings made while imprisoned in France.
E. E. Cummings, George James Firmage, 2014
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The Enormous Watermelon
Storybook characters try to pull up a large watermelon; (a variation on The Giant turnip folktale)
‎2009
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The Enormous Crocodile
The Enormous Crocodile is a greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little girls and boys. But the other animals have a scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all! www.roalddahl.com
Roald Dahl, 2008
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The Enormous Bed
Author, reviewer and critic John Coleman wrote this book, the very first volume in the Traveller's Companion series. Coleman, renowned for penning the shortest film review in history (of Skidoo he wrote "Skidoo.
Henry Jones, John Coleman, 2005
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Eight Enormous Elephants
What happens when eight enormous elephants come to visit? They slip and skate all over the floors and dance on the table and slide down the stairs. Until
Penny Dolan, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENORMOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term enormous is used in the context of the following news items.
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OPM Breach Was Enormous, FBI Director Says
Mr. Comey, describing the theft as an “enormous breach” during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, said his own personal ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Capital Journal Daybreak: OPM Data Breach Was Enormous | 2016 …
OPM DATA BREACH WAS ENORMOUS, FBI DIRECTOR SAYS: Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said the White House ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Rick Falkvinge: 'Bitcoin Will Have Enormous Political Effects in the …
Do you think it will have any major political effects on the region? RV: It will have profound and enormous political effects on the region, as well ... «CoinTelegraph, Jul 15»
4
People Are Quick to Judge Miley Cyrus, But the Enormous Amount …
People are quick to judge Miley Cyrus because she isn't so big on clothes, but the gleefully eccentric pop icon is enormous when it comes to ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
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Guest opinion: Climate change's enormous risks for SC require …
The economic risks to society from climate change are enormous, which is why transforming our energy system should be a priority for all ... «Hilton Head Island Packet, Jul 15»
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The iPhone 7 is going to be 'an enormous button', according to a …
Obviously it's a little more complex than that, with reports claiming the next Apple device will feature Force Touch technology. This will enable a ... «Metro, Jul 15»
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Cavendish faces 'enormous pressure' to win Tour stage
With two, possibly three, sprint opportunities left in the 2015 Tour, Cavendish faces “enormous pressure,” said lead-out man, Mark Renshaw ... «velonews.competitor.com, Jul 15»
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Enormous leak exposes Hacking Team as blackhat organization
The security community is buzzing about the release of more than 400GB of corporate data from the Italian security firm Hacking Team, ... «ExtremeTech, Jul 15»
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Alan Shatter: Fine Gael face 'enormous challenge' to secure two …
Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter believes it will be an “enormous challenge” for Fine Gael to secure two seats in his constituency in the ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Robert Sestok unveils the enormous City Sculpture Park
There are 29 welded steel sculptures, most around 8 feet tall. You don't notice at first that they're in a perfect grid, spread throughout the ... «Detroit Metro Times, Jul 15»

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