Colossus Co*los"sus, n.; pl. L. {Colossi}, E. {Colossuses}. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

He doth bestride the narrow world Like a colossus. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: There is no authority for the statement that the legs of the Colossus at Rhodes extended over the mouth of the harbor. --Dr. Wm. Smith. [1913 Webster]

2. Any man or beast of gigantic size. [1913 Webster] ||

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