from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Extremely large in amount, extent, or degree; enormous: a tremendous task. See Synonyms at enormous.
- adj. Informal Marvelous; wonderful: had a tremendous time at the theater last night.
- adj. Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. awe-inspiring; terrific.
- adj. Notable for its size, power, or excellence.
- adj. Extremely large (in amount, extent, degree, etc.) or great
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fitted to excite fear or terror; such as may astonish or terrify by its magnitude, force, or violence; terrible; dreadful
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Such as may or does excite trembling, fear, or awe; overpowering in character or quality; awful; dreadful: as, a tremendous explosion; tremendous invective.
- Hence Such as to excite astonishment or awe; unexampled; wonderful in a high degree; overwhelming; astounding: used intensively or hyperbolically.
- Synonyms Frightful, terrific, horrible, appalling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
- adj. extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers
- adj. extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree
From Latin tremendus, gerundive of tremere, to tremble.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin tremendus ("fearful, terrible"), gerund form of tremere ("to tremble"), from Ancient Greek τρέμω (tremo) (Wiktionary)