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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)
References in classic literature ?
One of them behemoths of 'Oly Writ," muttered Tippet as they came to a halt and with guns ready awaited the almost inevitable charge.
Zoo does not heed national zoo guidelines that call for the social behemoths to live in groups of no less than three.
Small Business Administration reveals that it's mom-and-pop outfits, not big box behemoths, who are hardest hit.
In the 1980s, such behemoths (then called minicomputers) were replaced by PCs.
They've since evolved into sky-scraping behemoths that can each generate electrical power for more than 100 homes.
The new schools will be located on campuses of existing schools, but will seek to foster personalized and rigorous academic environments with 525 or fewer students, a noted departure from New York's infamous 3,000-student, violence-laden and drop-out prone behemoths.
At least then, you wouldn't experience the terror of being surrounded by those behemoths.
Stories abound of tragedies at sea involving seamen who were killed hunting the behemoths of the deep.
With increased commitment to biotech from its pharmaceutical and IT behemoths, Japan can become a force to reckon with.
And like his uncompromisingly pink, precocious offstage persona, it likely won't stop him from also taking part onscreen in big-budget behemoths like last year's Flintstones prequel and Get Carter and this year's family fare Spy Kids and Josie and the Pussycats.
Independent reinsurance brokers are touting their personal service in the battle for market share against the industry's behemoths.
We think it isn't smart to spend public money to revive an area that is already revived," said Graham, who summed up the Javits Center and Port Authority as "two behemoths.