behemoth: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bi-hē'muth, bē'u-), [key]
— n.
  1. an animal, perhaps the hippopotamus, mentioned in Job 40:15–24.
  2. any creature or thing of monstrous size or power: The army's new tank is a behemoth. The cartel is a behemoth small business owners fear.
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