from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A huge statue of Apollo located at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes. Built c. 280 B.C. and later destroyed by an earthquake, it was about 37 m (120 ft) high and was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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- proper n. A statue of Greek god Helios in ancient Rhodes, Greece. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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- n. a huge bronze statue of the sun god Helios that was built around 285 BC and that stood beside the harbor entrance on the island of Rhodes for about 50 years before it was toppled by an earthquake
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The Colossus of Rhodes was a pigmy compared with this huge wonder.
The Colossus of Rhodes was a pigmy compared with this latter-day wonder.
The Colossus of Rhodes was a gigantic statue -- over a hundred feet in height -- of the Rhodian sun god.
His jaw was clenched with anger and he was looming over me like the Colossus of Rhodes.
He stands astride the worlds of politics, journalism, theology, foreign policy, and applied obstetrics like the Colossus of Rhodes.
It cannot be said that the pyramids of Egypt are graceful; it cannot be said that the Colossus of Rhodes is as much so as the Venus of Cnidus.
The original list of wonders included the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos lighthouse of Alexandria.
MOVE over, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Mausoleum at Halicarnasus and the Colossus of Rhodes.
And the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Colossus of Rhodes, a tribute to the sun god Helios, had their homes in ancient Greece.
HOLMES: The Lighthouse of Alexandria, the temple for the goddess Artemis, ancient mausoleum, the statue of Zeus and the Colossus of Rhodes.