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mammoth
woolly mammoth Mammuthus primigenius

mam·moth

 (măm′əth)
n.
1. Any of various extinct elephants of the genus Mammuthus of the Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene Epochs, having ridged molars and often, as in the woolly mammoth, long tusks and hair.
2. Something that is of great size.
adj.
1. Of enormous size, extent, or amount; huge. See Synonyms at enormous.
2. Of great scope or importance: mammoth expectations.

[Ultimately (perhaps influenced by behemoth) from Russian mamont, mamot, probably from earlier Mansi (Ugric language of western Siberia) *mān-oŋt- : *mān, earth (akin to modern Mansi mā-, earth, as in mā-xar, mammoth (literally, "earth stag")) + *oŋt-, horn (in reference to fossil mammoth tusks).]

mammoth

(ˈmæməθ)
n
1. (Palaeontology) any large extinct elephant of the Pleistocene genus Mammuthus (or Elephas), such as M. primigenius (woolly mammoth), having a hairy coat and long curved tusks
2. (Animals) any large extinct elephant of the Pleistocene genus Mammuthus (or Elephas), such as M. primigenius (woolly mammoth), having a hairy coat and long curved tusks
adj
of gigantic size or importance
[C18: from Russian mamot, from Tatar mamont, perhaps from mamma earth, because of a belief that the animal made burrows]

mam•moth

(ˈmæm əθ)

n.
1. any extinct true elephant of the family Elephantidae, esp. of the Pleistocene genus Mammuthus. Compare mastodon.
2. anything very large.
adj.
3. very large; enormous.
[1690–1700; < Russian mam(m)ot; orig. uncertain]
syn: See gigantic.

mam·moth

(măm′əth)
Any of various extinct elephants of very large size that had long, upwardly curving tusks and thick hair. Mammoths lived throughout the Northern Hemisphere during the Ice Age.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mammoth - any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocenemammoth - any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
proboscis, trunk - a long flexible snout as of an elephant
elephant - five-toed pachyderm
genus Mammuthus, Mammuthus - extinct genus: mammoths
Mammuthus primigenius, northern mammoth, woolly mammoth - very hairy mammoth common in colder portions of the northern hemisphere
columbian mammoth, Mammuthus columbi - a variety of mammoth
Archidiskidon imperator, imperial elephant, imperial mammoth - largest known mammoth; of America
Adj.1.mammoth - so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth; "a gigantic redwood"; "gigantic disappointment"; "a mammoth ship"; "a mammoth multinational corporation"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

mammoth

adjective colossal, huge, giant, massive, vast, enormous, mighty, immense, titanic, jumbo (informal), gigantic, monumental, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, stupendous, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), elephantine, ginormous (informal), Brobdingnagian, humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) The mammoth undertaking was completed in 18 months.
little, small, minute, tiny, miniature, trivial, insignificant, diminutive, puny

mammoth

noun
One that is extraordinarily large and powerful:
Slang: whopper.
adjective
Translations
ضَخْممَامُوثماموث، فيل ضَخْمهائِل، ضَخْم
мамут
mamutmamutí
mammutkæmpe
mammuttijättiläiskokoinen
golemmamut
mamut
mammut
gríîarstórmammút
マンモス巨大な
매머드엄청난
mamutas
mamutsmilzīgs
mamutí
mamut
mamutмамут
mammutkolossal
มหึมา
мамонт
khổng lồvoi mamút

mammoth

[ˈmæməθ]
A. N (Zool) → mamut m
B. ADJdescomunal, gigante

mammoth

[ˈmæməθ]
n (= animal) → mammouth m
modif [tusk, skull] → de mammouth
adj (= huge) → colossal(e), monstre
a mammoth task → un travail monstre

mammoth

nMammut nt
adjMammut-; cost, enterprisekolossal; changegewaltig; proportionsriesig; a mammoth taskeine Mammutaufgabe, eine kolossale Aufgabe

mammoth

[ˈmæməθ]
1. nmammut m inv
2. adjcolossale, mostruoso/a, enorme, gigantesco/a

mammoth

(ˈmӕməθ) noun
a large hairy elephant of a kind no longer found living.
adjective
very large (and often very difficult). a mammoth project/task.

mammoth

ضَخْم, مَامُوث mamut, mamutí kæmpe, mammut Mammut, riesig μαμούθ, πελώριος colosal, mamut jättiläiskokoinen, mammutti gigantesque, mammouth golem, mamut gigantesco, mammut マンモス, 巨大な 매머드, 엄청난 mammoet, mammoet- diger, mammut gigantyczny, mamut imenso, mamute гигантский, мамонт kolossal, mammut มหึมา, สัตว์ขนาดใหญ่คล้ายช้างขนยาว งาโค้งยาวสูญพันธุ์ไปแล้ว devasa, mamut khổng lồ, voi mamút 巨大的, 猛犸
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