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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 enor·mous /ɪˈnɔrməs, i-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·nor·mous a.
 1. Exceeding the usual rule, norm, or measure; out of due proportion; inordinate; abnormal. Enormous bliss.” --Milton. “This enormous state.” --Shak. “The hoop's enormous size.”
    Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait.   --Milton.
 2. Exceedingly wicked; outrageous; atrocious; monstrous; as, an enormous crime.
    That detestable profession of a life so enormous.   --Bale.
 Syn: -- Huge; vast; immoderate; immense; excessive; prodigious; monstrous.
 Usage: -- Enormous, Immense, Excessive. We speak of a thing as enormous when it overpasses its ordinary law of existence or far exceeds its proper average or standard, and becomes -- so to speak -- abnormal in its magnitude, degree, etc.; as, a man of enormous strength; a deed of enormous wickedness. Immense expresses somewhat indefinitely an immeasurable quantity or extent. Excessive is applied to what is beyond a just measure or amount, and is always used in an evil; as, enormous size; an enormous crime; an immense expenditure; the expanse of ocean is immense. Excessive levity and indulgence are ultimately excessive rigor.” --V. Knox. “Complaisance becomes servitude when it is excessive.”  --La Rochefoucauld (Trans).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power
            or degree; "an enormous boulder"; "enormous expenses";
            "tremendous sweeping plains"; "a tremendous fact in
            human experience; that a whole civilization should be
            dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman; "a plane took
            off with a tremendous noise" [syn: tremendous]