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
- adj. Resembling the mammoth in size; very large; gigantic.
- 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.
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
And suddenly the term mammoth, no longer just referring to an animal, meant anything big.
We hunted large game; a mammoth is a risky proposition.
They were his picture books, and he could take one in hand, perhaps a sketch of the great hairy elephant which we call the mammoth, and show it around the circle and then tell the story of that hunt.
The name mammoth, which is probably of Tartar origin, Witsen appears to wish to derive from Behemoth, spoken of in the fortieth chapter of the Book of Job.
The woolly mammoth is the ideal choice for the “new” republican party.
"We have the oldest model that he has in his collection, a woolly mammoth from the '40s, when he was just doing it in a shop in his garage," she says.
All that stands between the world and a living, breathing wooly mammoth is $10M.
Link many people assume the hairy mammoth is extinct, but there could be one out behind your garage.
He was the KEWLEST. also: the word mammoth always makes me snicker.
And it was -- now I got the name mammoth through a curious process.
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