[noun] [C] [plural] colossuses or colossi - a very large statue or buildingHe compared the statue with an unfinished marble colossus from the island of Naxos.The Colossus of Rhodes was a very large bronze statue of Apollo at the entrance to Rhodes port in ancient times.His office is on the twelfth floor of the Bundesbank colossus (= building) with a view over Frankfurt.An important or influential person, group or country can also be described as a colossus.She has been described as the creative colossus of the literary world.With his influential friends and extravagant lifestyle, he bestrides the world of show business like a colossus (= he is very important and influential in the world of entertainment).
Meaning of COLOSSUS in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012