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be·he·moth

 (bĭ-hē′məth, bē′ə-məth)
n.
1. Something enormous in size or power.
2. often Behemoth A huge animal, possibly the hippopotamus, described in the Bible.

[Middle English behemoth, bemoth, from Late Latin behemoth, Behemoth, from Hebrew bəhēmôt, pl. of bəhēmâ, beast; see bhm in Semitic roots.]

behemoth

(bɪˈhiːmɒθ)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament a gigantic beast, probably a hippopotamus, described in Job 40:15
2. a huge or monstrous person or thing
[C14: from Hebrew běhēmōth, plural of běhēmāh beast]

be•he•moth

(bɪˈhi məθ, ˈbi ə-)

n.
1. an animal, perhaps the hippopotamus, mentioned in Job 40:15–24.
2. any creature or thing of monstrous size or power.
[1350–1400; Middle English bemoth < Hebrew bəhēmōth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.behemoth - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerfulbehemoth - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
2.behemoth - a person of exceptional importance and reputationbehemoth - a person of exceptional importance and reputation
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

behemoth

noun giant, monster, mammoth, titan, Hercules, colossus, leviathan, Brobdingnagian The city is a sprawling behemoth with no heart.

behemoth

noun
One that is extraordinarily large and powerful:
Slang: whopper.
adjective
Translations
behemotobluda
marmotreto

behemoth

[bɪˈhiːmɒθ] N (liter) (= monster) → gigante m

behemoth

n (liter: = monster) → Moloch m (geh)
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