a) Suggestive of a Cyclops.
b) Of a style of ancient masonry where walls are fitted together of huge irregular stones; ancient and roughly composed. ,

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  • Cyclopean — Cy clo*pe an (s? kl? p? an), a. [L. Cyclopeus, Gr. ?????, fr. ????? Cyclops: cf. F. cyclopeen.] Pertaining to the Cyclops; characteristic of the Cyclops; huge; gigantic; vast and rough; massive; as, Cyclopean labors; Cyclopean architecture. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cyclopean — index prodigious (enormous) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cyclopean — 1640s, from L. cyclopeus, from Gk. kyklopeios, from kyklopes (see CYCLOPS (Cf. cyclops)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cyclopean — *huge, vast, immense, enormous, elephantine, mammoth, giant, gigantic, gigantean, colossal, gargantuan, Herculean, titanic, Brobdingnagian …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cyclopean — (also cyclopian) ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or resembling a Cyclops. 2) (of ancient masonry) made with massive irregular blocks …   English terms dictionary

  • Cyclopean — [sī΄klō pe′ən, sī΄kləpē ən; sī klō′pē ən] adj. [< L Cyclopeus < Gr Kyklōpeios < Kyklōps, CYCLOPS + AN] 1. of the Cyclopes 2. [c ] huge; gigantic; enormous; massive …   English World dictionary

  • Cyclopean — /suy kleuh pee euhn, suy klop ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or characteristic of the Cyclops. 2. (sometimes l.c.) gigantic; vast. 3. (usually l.c.) Archit., Building Trades. formed with or containing large, undressed stones fitted closely together without …   Universalium

  • Cyclopean —    Gigantic, vast and rough; massive. Cyclopean architecture is a method of stone construction using large, irregular blocks without mortar. Also see colossus and colossal, dolmen, mass, rustication, and size …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Cyclopean — Cy•clo•pe•an [[t]ˌsaɪ kləˈpi ən, saɪˈklɒp i ən[/t]] adj. 1) myt of or resembling the Cyclopes: a Cyclopean eye[/ex] 2) (sometimes l.c.) gigantic; vast 3) bui archit. (usu. l.c.) formed with or containing large, undressed stones fitted together… …   From formal English to slang

  • cyclopean — adjective Date: 1582 1. often capitalized of, relating to, or characteristic of a Cyclops 2. huge, massive 3. of or relating to a style of stone construction marked typically by the use of large irregular blocks without mortar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cyclopean — См. cyclopic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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