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

 pro·di·gious /prəˈdɪʤəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·di·gious a.
 1. Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous. [Obs. or R.]
    It is prodigious to have thunder in a clear sky.   --Sir T. Browne.
 2. Extraordinary in bulk, extent, quantity, or degree; very great; vast; huge; immense; as, a prodigious mountain; a prodigious creature; a prodigious blunder.  Prodigious might.”
 Syn: -- Huge; enormous; monstrous; portentous; marvelous; amazing; astonishing; extraordinary.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe;
             "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has
             a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous
             field of grass"; "stupendous demand" [syn: colossal,
      2: of momentous or ominous significance; "such a
         portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman
         Melville; "a prodigious vision" [syn: portentous]
      3: far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of
         exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian
         efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young
         Mozart's prodigious talents" [syn: exceeding, exceptional,
          olympian, surpassing]