from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various large, hairy, extinct elephants of the genus Mammuthus, especially the woolly mammoth.
- n. Something of great size.
- adj. Of enormous size; huge. See Synonyms at enormous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large, hairy, extinct elephant-like mammal of the taxonomic genus Mammuthus.
- n. Something very large of its kind.
- adj. Very large.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An extinct, hairy, maned elephant (Mammuthus primigenius formerly Elephas primigenius), of enormous size, remains of which are found in the northern parts of both continents. The last of the race, in Europe, were coeval with prehistoric man.
- adj. Resembling the mammoth in size; very large; gigantic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An extinct species of elephant, Elephas primigenius.
- Of great comparative size, like a mammoth; gigantic; colossal; immense: as, a mammoth ox; the mammoth tree of California (Sequoia gigantea).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth
- n. any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
Obsolete Russian mamut, mamot.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From obsolete Russian мамант (modern мамонт), probably from Old Vogul *mēmoŋt ‘earth-horn’ (compare Mansi mā ‘earth’, ou̯tə ‘horn’). (Wiktionary)