noun, often attributive \bi-ˈhē-məth, ˈbē-ə-məth, -ˌmäth, -ˌmth\

: something very big and powerful

Full Definition of BEHEMOTH

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

Other Bible Terms

antediluvian, apocalyptic, apocrypha

Rhymes with BEHEMOTH


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