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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Enormous


ENOR'MOUS, adjective [Latin enormis; e and norma, a rule.]

1. Going beyond the usual measure or rule.

Enormous in their gait.

2. Excursive; beyond the limits of a regular figure.

The enormous part of the light in the circumference of every lucid point.

3. Great beyond the common measure; excessive; as enormous crime or guilt.

4. Exceeding, in bulk or highth, the common measure; as an enormous form; a man of enormous size.

5. Irregular; confused; disordered; unusual.