Meaning of “enormous” in the English Dictionary

"enormous" in British English

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enormousadjective

uk /ɪˈnɔː.məs/ us /əˈnɔːr.məs/

B1 extremely large:

an enormous car/house
He earns an enormous salary.
I was absolutely enormous when I was pregnant.
You've been an enormous help.

More examples

  • She's put an enormous pile of papers on my desk and I haven't a clue what to do with them.
  • The post-war government had the enormous task of reconstructing the city.
  • She showed enormous courage when she rescued him from the fire.
  • They cut enormous blocks of stone out of the hillside.
  • He ran up an enormous phone bill by ringing up chatlines all the time.
enormousness
noun [ U ] uk /ɪˈnɔː.məs.nəs/ us /əˈnɔːr.məs.nəs/

(Definition of “enormous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"enormous" in American English

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enormousadjective

us /ɪˈnɔr·məs/

extremely large or great:

He ate an enormous helping of pasta.
The wealthy will get enormous tax cuts under the proposal.

(Definition of “enormous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)