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mammoth

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noun mam·moth \ˈma-məth\

Simple Definition of mammoth

  • : a type of large, hairy elephant that lived in ancient times and that had very long tusks that curved upward

  • : something that is very large

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mammoth

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Mammuthus) of extinct Pleistocene mammals of the elephant family distinguished from recent elephants by highly ridged molars, usually large size, very long tusks that curve upward, and well-developed body hair

  2. 2 :  something immense of its kind <a mammoth company>

Examples of mammoth in a sentence

  1. <even as sport-utility vehicles go, that one is a mammoth>



Origin of mammoth

Russian mamont, mamot


First Known Use: 1706


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mammoth

adjective mam·moth

Simple Definition of mammoth

  • : very large

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mammoth

  1. :  of very great size

Examples of mammoth in a sentence

  1. Renovating the house is a mammoth undertaking.

  2. <a mammoth book with color plates of birds native to North America>



1802

First Known Use of mammoth

1802

Synonym Discussion of mammoth

enormous, immense, huge, vast, gigantic, colossal, mammoth mean exceedingly large. enormous and immense both suggest an exceeding of all ordinary bounds in size or amount or degree, but enormous often adds an implication of abnormality or monstrousness <an enormous expense> <an immense shopping mall>. huge commonly suggests an immensity of bulk or amount <incurred a huge debt>. vast usually suggests immensity of extent <the vast Russian steppes>. gigantic stresses the contrast with the size of others of the same kind <a gigantic sports stadium>. colossal applies especially to a human creation of stupendous or incredible dimensions <a colossal statue of Lincoln>. mammoth suggests both hugeness and ponderousness of bulk <a mammoth boulder>.

MAMMOTH Defined for Kids

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mammoth

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noun mam·moth \ˈma-məth\

Definition of mammoth for Students

  1. :  a very large hairy extinct elephant with long tusks that curve upward




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mammoth

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adjective mam·moth

Definition of mammoth for Students

  1. :  very large :  huge <a mammoth iceberg>





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