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behemoth

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noun be·he·moth \bi-ˈhē-məth, ˈbē-ə-məth, -ˌmäth, -ˌmȯth\

Simple Definition of behemoth

  • : something very big and powerful

Full Definition of behemoth

  1. 1 often capitalized :  a mighty animal described in Job 40:15–24 as an example of the power of God

  2. 2 :  something of monstrous size, power, or appearance <a behemoth truck>

Examples of behemoth

  1. <the newest SUV is a gas-guzzling behemoth that doesn't even fit in a standard parking space>



Origin of behemoth

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew bĕhēmōth


First Known Use: 14th century

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