from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something enormous in size or power.
- n. A huge animal, possibly the hippopotamus, described in the Bible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A great and mighty beast God shows Job in Job 40:15-24.
- n. A great and mighty monster.
- n. Something which has the qualities of great power and might, and monstrous proportions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An animal, probably the hippopotamus, described in Job xl. 15-24.
- n. something of large size or great power.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An animal mentioned in Job xl. 15–24; probably, from the details given, a hippopotamus, but sometimes taken for some other animal, or for a type of the largest land-animals generally.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
- n. a person of exceptional importance and reputation
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