Colossus (statue)

Colossus (statue)

A Colossus is a large statue. It may refer to:

* Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
* Colossus of Nero, near the Colosseum
* Colossus of Barletta, a statue of a Byzantine emperor
* Colossus of Leonardo, a giant, unfinished statue of a horse, also known as the "Gran Cavallo"

ee also

* Colossus

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  • colossus — [kə läs′əs] n. pl. for 1 & 3 colossi [kə läs′ī΄] or colossuses [ME < L < Gr kolossos] 1. a gigantic statue 2. [C ] the gigantic statue of Apollo set at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes c. 280 B.C. and included among the Seven Wonders of …   English World dictionary

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  • Colossus of Rhodes — the Colossus of Rhodes an extremely large ancient ↑statue of the god Apollo on the Greek island of Rhodes. It was built to guard the entrance to the ↑harbour, and was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was destroyed by an ↑earthquake in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • colossus — ► NOUN (pl. colossi or colossuses) ▪ a person or thing of enormous size, in particular a statue that is much bigger than life size. ORIGIN Latin, from Greek kolossos …   English terms dictionary

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