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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

       n 1: someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
            [syn: giant, goliath, behemoth, monster]
       2: a person of exceptional importance and reputation [syn: behemoth,
           giant, heavyweight, titan]
       [also: colossi (pl)]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "colossus":
     Antaeus, Atlas, Briareus, Brobdingnagian, Charles Atlas, Cyclops,
     Goliath, Hercules, Polyphemus, Samson, Superman, Tarzan, Titan,
     amazon, antenna tower, barbican, belfry, bell tower, bully,
     bullyboy, campanile, column, cupola, derrick, dome, fire tower,
     giant, gorilla, lantern, lighthouse, martello, martello tower,
     mast, minaret, monument, muscle man, obelisk, observation tower,
     pagoda, pilaster, pillar, pinnacle, pole, powerhouse, pylon,
     pyramid, shaft, skyscraper, spire, stalwart, standpipe, steeple,
     strong man, strong-arm man, stupa, television mast, the mighty,
     the strong, titan, tope, tough, tough guy, tour, tower,
     tower of strength, turret, water tower, windmill tower  
Din dicționarul The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) :

          (A huge and ancient statue on the Greek island of Rhodes).
          1.  The Colossus and Colossus Mark II computers used
          by Alan Turing at Bletchley Park, UK during the Second
          World War to crack the "Tunny" cipher produced by the Lorenz
          SZ 40 and SZ 42 machines.  Colossus was a semi-fixed-program
          vacuum tube calculator (unlike its near-contemporary, the
          freely programmable Z3).
          ["Breaking the enemy's code", Glenn Zorpette, IEEE Spectrum,
          September 1987, pp. 47-51.]
          2. The computer in the film "Colossus: The Forbin Project".
          Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer
          that will run all of America's nuclear defences.  Shortly
          after being turned on, it detects the existence of Goliath,
          the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners.
          Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking
          safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees
          to allow it.  As soon as the link is established the two
          become a new super computer and threaten the world with the
          immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached.
          Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the
          world under its guidance.  Forbin and the other scientists
          form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate
          The Internet Movie Database

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