简明英汉词典

enormous
[i5nC:mEs]
adj.
巨大的, 庞大的, <古>极恶的, 凶暴的

美国传统词典[双解]

enormous
e.nor.mous
AHD:[1-n?r“m…s]
D.J.[i6n%8rm*s]
K.K.[!6n%rm*s]
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Very great in size, extent, number, or degree.
巨大的:在大小、范围、数目或程度上很大的

(2)

Archaic Very wicked; heinous.
【古语】 非常邪恶的;十恶不赦的

语源

(1)

From Latin ?s [unusual, huge]
源自 拉丁语 ?s [不同寻常的,巨大的] ?- [ex-] ?- [前缀,表“超出”]

(2)

norma [norm] * see gn?-
norma [标准,平均数] *参见 gn?-

(3)

Sense 2, from Middle English enormious
释义2,源自 中古英语 enormious

(4)

from Latin ?s [monstrous]
源自 拉丁语 ?s [丑恶的,庞大的]

继承用法

enormously
adv.(副词)

enormousness
n.(名词)

参考词汇

(1)

enormousimmensehugegiganticcolossalmammothtremendousstupendousgargantuanvast

(2)

These adjectives describe what is extraordinarily large.
这些形容词都描述超乎寻常大的事物,

(3)

Enormous suggests a marked excess beyond the norm in size, amount, or degree:
Enormous 暗指在大小、数量或程度上超乎常规的:
an enormous boulder;
巨大的圆石;
enormous expenses.
巨额费用。

(4)

Immense refers to boundless or immeasurable size or extent:
Immense 指无限的或无法测量的尺寸或范围:
an immense crowd of people;
无边无际的人海;
immense pleasure.
无以伦比的欢乐。

(5)

Huge especially implies greatness of size or capacity:
Huge 尤指尺寸或容量的庞大:
a huge wave;
巨浪;
a huge success.
巨大的成功。

(6)

Gigantic refers to size likened to that of a giant:
Gigantic 指象巨人一样的大小尺寸:
a gigantic redwood tree;
大得惊人的红杉树;
a gigantic disappointment.
极度失望。

(7)

Colossal suggests a hugeness that elicits awe or taxes belief:
Colossal 暗指能让人生畏或动摇信仰的巨大:
colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple;
古代神殿巨大的崩溃废墟;
has a colossal nerve.
无比的胆量。

(8)

Mammoth is applied to something of clumsy or unwieldy hugeness:
Mammoth 用于指事物笨拙的或笨重的庞大:
a mammoth ship;
巨轮;
a mammoth multinational corporation.
巨大的跨国公司。

(9)

Tremendous suggests awe-inspiring or fearsome size:
Tremendeus 指大小让人生畏或令人感到可怕:
a tremendous monument 100 feet high;
一百英尺高的巨大纪念碑;
ate a tremendous meal.
吃下大量的一餐。

(10)

Stupendous implies size that astounds or defies description:
Stupendous 指大小尺寸让人吃惊或超乎描述范围:
an undertaking of stupendous difficulty.
着手解决巨大的困难。
“The whole thing was a stupendous, incomprehensible farce” (W. Somerset Maugham).
“整个事件就是惊人的、无法了解的闹剧” (W·索默尔塞特·毛姆)

(11)

Gargantuan especially stresses greatness of capacity, as for food or pleasure:
Gargantuan 尤其强调容量大,如就食物或快乐而言:
a gargantuan appetite.
惊人的食欲。

(12)

Vast refers to greatness of extent, size, area, or scope:
Vast 指范围、大小、地区或跨度的宽广:
“All the land was shrouded in one vast forest” (Theodore Roosevelt).
“所有的土地都隐藏在广阔的森林中”。 (西奥多·罗斯福)
“Of creatures, how few vast as the whale” (Herman Melville).
“作为生物,几乎没有比鲸鱼更巨大的” (赫尔曼·梅尔维尔)

现代英汉词典

enormous
[I5nC:mEs]
adj.
巨大的,庞大的
an enormous plate of food
很大的一盘食物

现代英汉综合大辞典

enormous
[i5nC:mEs]
adj.

(1)

巨大的, 极大的, 庞大的

(2)

凶暴的, 罪大恶极的
enormous profits
巨大的利益
an enormous sum of money
巨额资金
a man of enormous strength
力大无穷的人

继承用法

enormously
[I5nC:mEslI]
adv.

enormousness
n.

参考词汇
huge    

用法词典

enormous
中古英语enormyouse<拉丁语enormis
参考词汇

(1)

enormous,immense,huge,vast,gigantic,colossal,titanic,tremendous这组同义词的一般含义是“极大的”。

(2)

enormous不仅表示“块头”和“数量”方面的“大”,而且可以表示程度方面的“极大”,并且具有反常(abnormality)的内涵。
He earned enormous sums of money and was paid as much as £100 for a single appearence.
他挣得的钱是极多的,一次出场就付给他一百英镑之多。
Despite its immensity, it is both simple and elegant, fulfilling its designer's dream to create ‘an enormous object drawn as faintly as possible.
桥尽管很大,但它结构简单,而外形雅观, 实现了设计师要创造出“一个在重物作用下尽可能不变形的庞然大物”的理想。

(3)

immense 表示“特别大的”意思,其内涵是无法测量(immeasurableness)
As a great many people will be visiting the country, the government will be building new hotels, an immense stadium, and a fine new swimming pool.
因为很多人将要访问这个国家,政府将要建造新的旅馆,一个巨大的体育场和一个漂亮的新游泳池。
The Titanic turned just in time, narrowly missing the immense wall of ice which rose over 100 feet out of the water beside her.
泰坦尼克号及时地转了方向,勉强避开了高耸在它旁边超过海面一百英尺的一块巨大的冰墙。

(4)

huge 强调体积方面的“巨大”
Four days after setting out, while the Titantic was sailing across the icy waters of the North Atlantic, a huge iceberg was suddenly spotted by a lookout.
启航四天后,泰坦尼克号在穿过北大西洋多冰的海域时,了望员突然发现了一个巨大的冰山。

(5)

vast 强调幅员“辽阔广大”
It is a vast expanse of desert.
那是一片辽阔的沙漠。

(6)

colossal 字面上的含义是“巨大的”,比喻如同Rhodes岛(土耳其西南)上Apollo神巨像那么大(120英尺高)。这个词常用来表示大得惊人或难以置信(stupendousness, incredibility)
Even by modern standards, the 46, 000 ton Titanic was a colossal ship.
即使按照现代的标准看,那46, 000吨的泰坦斯尼克号也是一艘巨轮。

(7)

titanic原义指“泰坦神族的”(古希腊神,为泰坦族,身材庞大,并有惊天动地的力量),常用来形容体积大而且力量大的机器。《泰坦尼克号》巨轮用Titanic为船名,即表示此船不仅巨大而且载重能力也强,经得起远航中的风浪
We have been making titanic effort to achieve our purpose.
我们一直在作极大的努力,以达到我们的目的。

(8)

tremendous用于表示“大得惊人的”
In his day, Mendoza enjoyed tremendous popularity.
门杜萨在全盛时期极受人们欢迎。

英文相关词典

enormous
colossal    giant    great    huge    immense    large    vast    diminutive    little    small    tiny    

美国传统词典

enormous
e.nor.mous
AHD:[1-n?r“m…s]
D.J.[i6n%8rm*s]
K.K.[!6n%rm*s]
adj.

(1)

Very great in size, extent, number, or degree.

(2)

Archaic Very wicked; heinous.

语源

(1)

From Latin ?s [unusual, huge] ?- [ex-]

(2)

norma [norm] * see gn?-

(3)

Sense 2, from Middle English enormious

(4)

from Latin ?s [monstrous]

继承用法

enormously
adv.

enormousness
n.

参考词汇

(1)

enormous, immense, huge, gigantic, colossal, mammoth, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan, vast

(2)

These adjectives describe what is extraordinarily large.

(3)

Enormous suggests a marked excess beyond the norm in size, amount, or degree:
an enormous boulder;
enormous expenses.

(4)

Immense refers to boundless or immeasurable size or extent:
an immense crowd of people;
immense pleasure.

(5)

Huge especially implies greatness of size or capacity:
a huge wave;
a huge success.

(6)

Gigantic refers to size likened to that of a giant:
a gigantic redwood tree;
a gigantic disappointment.

(7)

Colossal suggests a hugeness that elicits awe or taxes belief:
colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple;
has a colossal nerve.

(8)

Mammoth is applied to something of clumsy or unwieldy hugeness:
a mammoth ship;
a mammoth multinational corporation.

(9)

Tremendous suggests awe-inspiring or fearsome size:
a tremendous monument 100 feet high;
ate a tremendous meal.

(10)

Stupendous implies size that astounds or defies description:
an undertaking of stupendous difficulty.
“The whole thing was a stupendous, incomprehensible farce” (W. Somerset Maugham).

(11)

Gargantuan especially stresses greatness of capacity, as for food or pleasure:
a gargantuan appetite.

(12)

Vast refers to greatness of extent, size, area, or scope:
“All the land was shrouded in one vast forest” (Theodore Roosevelt).
“Of creatures, how few vast as the whale” (Herman Melville).

英汉化学大词典

enormous
adj.巨大的

英汉海运大词典

enormous
巨大的

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enormous
adj.巨大的

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enormous
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