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.
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,