What does mammoth mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term mammoth:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mammoth(adj)

    any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks

  2. gigantic, mammoth(adj)

    so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth

    "a gigantic redwood"; "gigantic disappointment"; "a mammoth ship"; "a mammoth multinational corporation"


  1. mammoth(Noun)

    A large, hairy, extinct elephant-like mammal of the taxonomic genus Mammuthus.

  2. mammoth(Noun)

    Something very large of its kind.

  3. mammoth(Adjective)

    Very large.

  4. Origin: From obsolete мамант (modern мамонт), probably from Old Vogul *mēmoŋt ‘earth-horn’ (compare Mansi mā ‘earth’, ou̯tə ‘horn’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mammoth(noun)

    an extinct, hairy, maned elephant (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

  2. Mammoth(adj)

    resembling the mammoth in size; very large; gigantic; as, a mammoth ox

  3. Origin: [Russ. mmont, mmant, fr. Tartar mamma the earth. Certain Tartar races, the Tungooses and Yakoots, believed that the mammoth worked its way in the earth like a mole.]


  1. Mammoth

    A mammoth is any species of the extinct genus Mammuthus, proboscideans commonly equipped with long, curved tusks and, in northern species, a covering of long hair. They lived from the Pliocene epoch into the Holocene at about 4,500 years ago in Europe, Asia, and America as far south as Mexico. They were members of the family Elephantidae which contains, along with mammoths, the two genera of modern elephants and their ancestors.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mammoth

    mam′uth, n. an extinct species of elephant.—adj. resembling the mammoth in size: very large. [Russ. mamantŭ—Tartar mamma, the earth.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mammoth

    an extinct species of elephant of enormous size found fossilised in Northern Europe and Asia in deposits alongside of human remains, and yielding a supply of fossil ivory.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mammoth in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mammoth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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