Definitions for behemothbɪˈhi məθ, ˈbi ə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. giant, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossus(noun)

    someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

  2. colossus, behemoth, giant, heavyweight, titan(noun)

    a person of exceptional importance and reputation


  1. behemoth(Noun)

    A great and mighty beast God shows Job in Job 40:15-24.

  2. behemoth(Noun)

    A great and mighty monster.

  3. behemoth(Noun)

    Something which has the qualities of great power and might, and monstrous proportions.

  4. Origin: From Middle English bemoth, behemoth, from Late Latin, from בהמות, either an intensive plural of בהמה 'beast', from (compare Ethiopic 'dumb, speechless', Arabic (declined as bahma(t), bahīma(t)) 'animal'), or borrowed from Ancient Egyptian p-ehe-mau 'hippopotamus', literally 'water-ox'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behemoth(noun)

    an animal, probably the hippopotamus, described in Job xl. 15-24


  1. Behemoth

    Behemoth is a beast mentioned in Job 40:15–24. Suggested identities range from dinosaur to crocodile to a mythological creature. Metaphorically, the name has come to be used for any extremely large or powerful entity.

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  1. behemoth

    Behemoth (noun) can be a big name or somewhat often capitalized.

    Behemoth a very giant animals or a lie that can be a threat to someone.

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