American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something, such as a belief or institution, that elicits blind and destructive devotion or to which people are ruthlessly sacrificed.
- n. An overwhelming, advancing force that crushes or seems to crush everything in its path: "It doesn't assume that people need necessarily remain passive when confronted by what appears to be the juggernaut of history” ( Christopher Lehmann-Haupt).
- n. Used as a title for the Hindu deity Krishna.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular form of Jagannatha, the name of the famous Hindu idol. See Jagannatha, 2.
- n. Figuratively, something, as an idea, custom, fashion, requirement, etc., to which one either devotes himself or is blindly sacrificed.
- To crush as if by Juggernaut.
- n. A literal or metaphorical force or object regarded as unstoppable, that will crush all in its path.
- n. UK A large, cumbersome truck or lorry, especially an artic (typically used somewhat disparagingly).
- n. An institution that incites destructive devotion or to which people are carelessly sacrificed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindus. See also jagannath.
- n. Any large, unstoppable force, power, or popular movement which defeats or destroys any person who gets in its way or attempts to stop it.
- n. a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
- n. a crude idol of Krishna
- n. an avatar of Vishnu
- From Hindustani Hindi जगन्नाथ/Oriya ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ/ Urdu جگنّاتھ (jagannāth), from Sanskrit जगन्नाथ (jagannātha, "lord of the universe") (Jagannath), a title for the Hindu deity Vishnu's avatar Krishna. English form influenced by suffix -naut ("sailor"). (Wiktionary)
- Hindi jagannāth, title of Krishna, from Sanskrit jagannāthaḥ, lord of the world : jagat, moving, the world (from earlier present participle of jigāti, he goes; see gwā- in Indo-European roots) + nāthaḥ, lord (from nāthate, he helps, protects). Senses 1 and 2, from the fact that worshipers have thrown themselves under the wheels of a huge car or wagon on which the idol of Krishna was drawn in an annual procession at Puri in east-central India. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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