The original meaning of the word colossus is an exceptionally large statue.

Colossus may refer to:



  • Any exceptionally large statue such as:
    • Colossus of Rhodes, a giant statue of Helios, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
    • Colossus of Nero, a bronze statue of the Emperor Nero
    • Colossus of Barletta, a giant statue of an unidentified Roman emperor
    • Colossus of Constantine, a giant bronze and marble statue of Constantine the Great
    • Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III
    • Statue of Liberty, a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886
    • The Motherland Calls, a 1967 statue in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad
    • The 12 Jin Ren 12 Colossi made by the order of Shihuangdi
    • "Leonardo's horse" or Gran Cavallo, a giant, unfinished statue of a horse by Leonardo da Vinci



  • Colossus computer, the first programmable digital electronic computer, used for code breaking in World War II
  • "Colossus", a computer program developed for NASA's Project Apollo
  • Colossus Chess, a 1990 series of chess-playing programs
  • Colossus is the codename for a new verion of the Google File System

Video games

  • The first Boss fight of the video game God of War II set in ancient Greece
  • The eponymous enemies in the Shadow of the Colossus video game
  • The Colossus, the name of a Space Pirate ship from the game Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • GTVA Colossus is the largest human-built spacefaring warship in the FreeSpace 2 universe
  • Colossus, a level in the Summer Forest Homeworld in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
  • Colossus Chess, A game from the 1980's on the Commodore 64/Amiga
  • "Colossus", a Protoss unit from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.



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  • Colossus — Una computadora Colossus Mark II. El panel inclinado de la izquierda se usaba para establecer el número de patrones de pines de Lorenz. La cinta transportadora de papel está en la derecha. Ubicación Gran Bretaña …   Wikipedia Español

  • Colossus — Mark II Colossi waren frühe Computer, die in England während des Zweiten Weltkriegs speziell zur Dechiffrierung von geheimen Nachrichten des deutschen Militärs gebaut wurden. Mit ihrer Hilfe wurde ab 1943 in Bletchley Park die Entzifferung der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colossus — es el nombre de una serie de computadoras electrónicas utilizadas durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial para romper códigos criptográficos. Inventada y alojada cerca de Londres en Bletchley Park. Aunque las computadoras colossus procedían de otras… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • colossus — gigantic statue, late 14c., from L. colossus a statue larger than life, from Gk. kolossos gigantic statue, of unknown origin, used by Herodotus of giant Egyptian statues, and used by Romans of the bronze Apollo at the entrance to the harbor of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Colossus — (gr.), s. Koloß; die in Rom errichteten Colossi, z.B. der C, Neronis, Domitiani etc., s. u. Rom (a. Geogr.) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • colossus — [n] giant thing behemoth, Cyclops, Gargantua, giant, Godzilla, Goliath, Hercules, leviathan, mammoth, Samson, titan; concept 424 …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • 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

  • Colossus — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Colossus (homonymie). Colossus Personnage de fiction apparaissant dans …   Wikipédia en Français

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