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(Gr. Myth., proper) The nine-headed serpent slain by Hercules as one of his twelve labors: when any one of its heads is cut off, it is replaced by two others
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  1. (Gr. Myth., proper) The nine-headed serpent slain by Hercules as one of his twelve labors: when any one of its heads is cut off, it is replaced by two others
  2. A persistent or multifaceted problem that cannot be eradicated by a single effort.
  3. Any of several small solitary freshwater hydrozoans of the genus Hydra and related genera, having a cylindrical body and a mouth surrounded by tentacles.
Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit:
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  1. Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit:
  2. Something of a specified kind:
  3. Any animal as distinguished from a human being
A mythical lizardlike monster with supposedly fatal breath and glance, fabled to have been hatched by a serpent from a cock's egg
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  1. A mythical lizardlike monster with supposedly fatal breath and glance, fabled to have been hatched by a serpent from a cock's egg
  2. An obsolete kind of cannon
  3. Any of various tropical American lizards of the genus Basiliscus, having a crest on the head and back and fringes of skin around the toes of the hind feet that enable it to run upright across the surface of water for short distances.
(Gr. Myth.) Any of a race of monsters with a man's head, trunk, and arms, and a horse's body and legs
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  1. (Gr. Myth.) Any of a race of monsters with a man's head, trunk, and arms, and a horse's body and legs
  2. (Astronomy) Any of a group of icy asteroids that orbit the sun primarily in the region between Jupiter and Neptune, whose orbits they cross. Some centaurs appear to be more like comets than asteroids.
  3. Any of a group of icy bodies similar to both asteroids and comets, orbiting the Sun in elliptical paths mostly in the region between Saturn and Neptune. Centaurs range in diameter from around 100 to 400 km (62 to 248 mi) and are believed to be Kuiper belt objects that have escaped into the vicinity of the gas-giant planets. Centaurs are considered to have unstable orbits, and gravitational encounters with the large outer planets could send them into the inner solar system or alternatively could eject them from the solar system into interstellar space. Chiron , the first such body to be classified as a Centaur, was discovered in 1977.
The state or quality of being monstrous
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  1. The state or quality of being monstrous
  2. Something monstrous
  3. One that is monstrous.
(Greek Mythology) Any of the three sisters Stheno, Euryale, and the mortal Medusa who had snakes for hair and eyes that if looked into turned the beholder into stone.
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  1. (Greek Mythology) Any of the three sisters Stheno, Euryale, and the mortal Medusa who had snakes for hair and eyes that if looked into turned the beholder into stone.
  2. Any ugly, terrifying, or repulsive woman
  3. A woman regarded as ugly or terrifying.
A puzzling or mysterious person.
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  1. A puzzling or mysterious person.
  2. A sphinx at Thebes that strangles passersby who are unable to guess its riddle
  3. Any ancient Egyptian statue or figure having, typically, the body of a lion and the head of a man, ram, or hawk
A monster who was half man and half bull, to whom young Athenian men and women were sacrificed in the Cretan labyrinth until Theseus killed him.
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  1. A monster who was half man and half bull, to whom young Athenian men and women were sacrificed in the Cretan labyrinth until Theseus killed him.
  2. Anything resembling the Greek monster, whether by appearance or by strength
  3. (Greek mythology) A monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man.
A huge sea monster in Norwegian legend.
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  1. A huge sea monster in Norwegian legend.
  2. (Norse mythology) A colossal sea monster that attacks ships and sailors, often portrayed as a giant octopus or squid
A trademark for a widely used scripting language designed for producing dynamic webpages.
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  1. A trademark for a widely used scripting language designed for producing dynamic webpages.
  2. Any of various nonvenomous snakes of the family Pythonidae, found chiefly in Asia, Africa, and Australia, that coil around and asphyxiate their prey. Some pythons can attain lengths of 8 meters (26 feet) or more.
  3. (Greek Mythology) A dragon or serpent that was the tutelary demon of the oracular cult at Delphi until killed and expropriated by Apollo.
Any of various articles used in fire or able to produce or withstand heat, as a poker, portable oven, or a utensil for browning pastry
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  1. Any of various articles used in fire or able to produce or withstand heat, as a poker, portable oven, or a utensil for browning pastry
  2. A mythical creature, generally resembling a lizard, believed capable of living in or withstanding fire.
  3. Any of various small, tailed amphibians of the order Caudata, having porous scaleless skin and usually two pairs of limbs of equal size, found chiefly in northern temperate regions.
An organism, organ, or part consisting of two or more tissues of different genetic composition, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering.
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  1. An organism, organ, or part consisting of two or more tissues of different genetic composition, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering.
  2. (Gr. Myth., proper) A fire-breathing monster, usually represented as having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail
  3. (Greek Mythology) A fire-breathing female monster usually represented as a composite of a lion, goat, and serpent.
A city in Greece.
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  1. A city in Greece.
  2. (Class. Myth.) Any of a class of monsters, half woman and half serpent, supposed to lure people, esp. children, in order to suck their blood
  3. (Greek Mythology) A monster represented as a serpent with the head and breasts of a woman that ate children and sucked the blood from men.
(--- Heraldry) A representation of this beast, having a horse's body, a stag's legs, a lion's tail, and a straight spiraled horn growing from its forehead, especially employed as a supporter for the Royal Arms of Great Britain or of Scotland.
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  1. (--- Heraldry) A representation of this beast, having a horse's body, a stag's legs, a lion's tail, and a straight spiraled horn growing from its forehead, especially employed as a supporter for the Royal Arms of Great Britain or of Scotland.
  2. A fabled creature symbolic of virginity and usually represented as a horse with a single straight spiraled horn projecting from its forehead.
  3. A mythical horselike animal with a single horn growing from the center of its forehead
Any of several nocturnal burrowing egg-laying mammals of the genera Tachyglossus and Zaglossus of Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea, having a spiny coat, a slender snout, and an extensible sticky tongue used for catching insects.
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  1. Any of several nocturnal burrowing egg-laying mammals of the genera Tachyglossus and Zaglossus of Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea, having a spiny coat, a slender snout, and an extensible sticky tongue used for catching insects.
  2. Any of a family (Tachyglossidae) of small, toothless Australasian monotremes with a long, tapering snout and a sticky, extensible tongue; spiny anteater
  3. (Greek mythology) A female monster who, along with Typhon, mothered the vast majority of the famous monsters and creatures of Greek mythology.
A mythical monster traditionally represented as a gigantic reptile having a long tail, sharp claws, scaly skin, and often wings.
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  1. A mythical monster traditionally represented as a gigantic reptile having a long tail, sharp claws, scaly skin, and often wings.
  2. (Zool.) Any of a genus (Draco) of small tree lizards of Southeast Asia, with winglike membranes used in gliding from tree to tree
  3. (Obs., Bible) A word used to translate several Hebrew words now understood to mean serpent, jackal, Old Serpent (Satan), etc.
A mythical monster with the body and hind legs of a lion and the head, wings, and claws of an eagle
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  1. A mythical monster with the body and hind legs of a lion and the head, wings, and claws of an eagle
Any of various freshwater predatory copepods of the genus Cyclops, having a single eye and, in the female, two egg sacs.
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  1. Any of various freshwater predatory copepods of the genus Cyclops, having a single eye and, in the female, two egg sacs.
  2. (Gr. Myth.) Any of a race of giants who have only one eye, in the middle of the forehead
  3. A taxonomic genus within the family Cyclopidae — widespread, small, one-eyed, freshwater crustaceans.
(Bible) An unidentified deadly serpent
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  1. (Bible) An unidentified deadly serpent
  2. A serpent hatched from a cock's egg and having the power to kill by its glance.
  3. A mythical serpent hatched from a cock's egg and having power to kill by a look
(Class. Myth.) A sea monster with the head and forequarters of a horse and the tail of a dolphin or fish
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  1. (Class. Myth.) A sea monster with the head and forequarters of a horse and the tail of a dolphin or fish
  2. A ridge in the floor of each lateral ventricle of the brain that consists mainly of gray matter and has a central role in memory processes.
  3. A convoluted, seahorse-shaped structure in the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe of the brain, composed of two gyri with white matter above gray matter. It forms part of the limbic system and is involved in the processing of emotions and memory.
Alternative spelling of Phoenix.
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  1. Alternative spelling of Phoenix.
  2. The capital and largest city of Arizona, in the south-central part of the state northwest of Tucson. Founded in the 1860s on the site of an ancient Hohokam settlement, it became territorial capital in 1889 and state capital in 1912.
  3. (Egypt. Myth.) A beautiful, lone bird which lives in the Arabian desert for 500 or 600 years and then sets itself on fire, rising renewed from the ashes to start another long life: a symbol of immortality
An imaginary sea creature with the head and upper body of a beautiful woman and the tail of a fish
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  1. An imaginary sea creature with the head and upper body of a beautiful woman and the tail of a fish
A monster having the wings, claws, and head of a griffin and the body and hindquarters of a horse.
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  1. A monster having the wings, claws, and head of a griffin and the body and hindquarters of a horse.
A sphinx with the head of a man.
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  1. A sphinx with the head of a man.
  1. Any unidentified sea monster, especially one resembling a snake or dragon.
  2. A large snakelike marine animal often reported by mariners since antiquity but never positively identified.
A mythical monster with the body and legs of a lion, the face of a man, and a tail ending in a sting
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  1. A mythical monster with the body and legs of a lion, the face of a man, and a tail ending in a sting
Fish eggs, esp. when still massed in the ovarian membrane
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  1. Fish eggs, esp. when still massed in the ovarian membrane
  2. The eggs or spawn of a fish, contained within or separated from the ovary, especially when prepared as food.
  3. The eggs of a fish, often together with the membrane of the ovary in which they are held.
A supposed mythical monster, half ox, half man.
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Any of several large thick-skinned ungulate mammals of the family Rhinocerotidae, having one or two upright horns on the snout, and including the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) and white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) of Africa, the Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) of India and Nepal, and the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) and Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) of Southeast Asia.
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  1. Any of several large thick-skinned ungulate mammals of the family Rhinocerotidae, having one or two upright horns on the snout, and including the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) and white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) of Africa, the Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) of India and Nepal, and the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) and Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) of Southeast Asia.
Any of various extinct animals of the family Elephantidae.
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  1. Any of various extinct animals of the family Elephantidae.
  2. Any of several very large herbivorous mammals of the family Elephantidae native to Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, having thick, almost hairless skin, a long, flexible, prehensile trunk, upper incisors forming long curved tusks of ivory, and, in the African species, large fan-shaped ears.
  3. Any of an order (Proboscidea) of huge, thick-skinned, almost hairless mammals, the largest of extant four-footed animals, with a long, flexible snout (called a trunk) and, usually, two ivory tusks growing out of the upper jaw: the existing species are the endangered Asian (or Indian) elephantIndian elephant (Elephas maximus), which is commonly domesticated, and two species of African elephant (Loxodonta africana and Loxodonta cyclotis), which have a flatter head and larger ears
  1. Werewolf
  2. A human with a curse that causes involuntary shapeshifting.
  3. A person affected with lycanthropy.
A person believed to have been transformed into a wolf or to be capable of assuming the form of a wolf.
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  1. A person believed to have been transformed into a wolf or to be capable of assuming the form of a wolf.
The quality or condition of being abnormal
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  1. The quality or condition of being abnormal
  2. An abnormal thing; malformation
  3. The condition of not being normal.
(Rare) Abnormality or monstrosity
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  1. (Rare) Abnormality or monstrosity
Something monstrous
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  1. Something monstrous
  2. The state or quality of being monstrous
  3. One that is monstrous.
An odd or unusual happening
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  1. An odd or unusual happening
  2. Any abnormal animal, person, or plant; monstrosity
  3. A thing or occurrence that is markedly unusual or irregular:
The quality or character of being monstrous.
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  1. The quality or character of being monstrous.
  2. One that is monstrous.
  3. Something monstrous
Something enormous in size or power.
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  1. Something enormous in size or power.
  2. (Bible) A huge animal, assumed to be the hippopotamus: Job 40:15-24
  3. A huge animal, possibly the hippopotamus, described in the Bible.
A gymnastic maneuver in which the body is swung, fully extended, around a horizontal bar.
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  1. A gymnastic maneuver in which the body is swung, fully extended, around a horizontal bar.
  2. A person or thing of extraordinary power, significance, or importance:
  3. Any imaginary being of human form but of superhuman size and strength
A person or thing of colossal power or achievement.
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  1. A person or thing of colossal power or achievement.
  2. (Bible, person, proper) The Philistine giant killed by the young David with a stone shot from a sling: 1 Sam. 17:4, 49
  3. In the Bible, a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a stone and sling.
A popular name for an elephant.
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  1. A popular name for an elephant.
  2. An especially large or powerful person, animal or thing.
Anything huge or very powerful
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  1. Anything huge or very powerful
  2. (Bible) A sea monster, variously thought of as a reptile or a whale
  3. Something unusually large of its kind, especially a ship.
Any of a genus (Mammuthus) of extinct elephants with a hairy skin and long tusks curving upward: remains have been found in North America, Europe, and Asia
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  1. Any of a genus (Mammuthus) of extinct elephants with a hairy skin and long tusks curving upward: remains have been found in North America, Europe, and Asia
  2. Any of various extinct elephants of the genus Mammuthus, having long, upwardly curving tusks and thick hair. Mammoths grew to great size and lived throughout the Northern Hemisphere during the Ice Age.
The largest satellite of Saturn and the second largest satellite in the solar system.
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  1. The largest satellite of Saturn and the second largest satellite in the solar system.
  2. (Place, proper) The largest of the satellites of Saturn: the only one in the solar system known to have a permanent atmosphere
  3. (Gr. Myth., person) Any of a race of giant deities who are overthrown by the Olympian gods
A heinous or outrageous lie
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  1. A heinous or outrageous lie
  2. Anything extraordinarily large
  3. Something exceptionally big or remarkable.
A principal fiend.
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  1. A principal fiend.
  2. (Proper) A chief fiend
  3. The Devil; Satan. Used with the.
Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit:
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  1. Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit:
  2. Any animal as distinguished from a human being
  3. Something of a specified kind:
A person:
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  1. A person:
  2. (Theol. --- proper) The chief evil spirit, a supernatural being subordinate to, and the foe of, God, and the tempter of human beings; Satan: typically depicted as a man with horns, a tail, and cloven feet
  3. (Old-fashioned) printer's devil
A person who is excellent at some activity
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  1. A person who is excellent at some activity
  2. (Informal) One who is particularly adept at something:
  3. The Devil; Satan.
In popular folklore, an undead or subhuman being, especially one that eats human flesh.
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  1. In popular folklore, an undead or subhuman being, especially one that eats human flesh.
  2. An evil spirit or demon in Muslim folklore believed to plunder graves and feed on corpses.
  3. A person who derives pleasure from loathsome acts or things
A giant or monster in legends and fairy tales that eats humans.
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  1. A giant or monster in legends and fairy tales that eats humans.
  2. A hideous, coarse, or cruel man
  3. A person who is felt to be particularly cruel, brutish, or hideous.
Any of various similar wild felines, such as the jaguar, mountain lion, or lynx.
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  1. Any of various similar wild felines, such as the jaguar, mountain lion, or lynx.
  2. (Soccer) someone connected with Hull City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  3. A fierce, belligerent person
(Folklore) One of the undead that wanders at night to suck the blood of its human victims
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  1. (Folklore) One of the undead that wanders at night to suck the blood of its human victims
  2. In popular folklore, an undead being in human form that survives by sucking the blood of living people, especially at night.
  3. A vampire bat.
Immense; enormous.
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Of, relating to, or suggestive of the allegorical writings of John Bunyan.
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  1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of the allegorical writings of John Bunyan.
  2. Of or like the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan or his feats; colossal, prodigious, etc.
  3. Of astonishingly large size:
Like a colossus in size; huge; gigantic
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  1. Like a colossus in size; huge; gigantic
  2. Of great size, extent, or amount; immense.
Of or constituting a primitive style of masonry characterized by the use of massive stones of irregular shape and size.
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  1. Of or constituting a primitive style of masonry characterized by the use of massive stones of irregular shape and size.
  2. Very big; huge:
  3. Huge; gigantic; enormous; massive
An island of southeast Egypt in the Nile River below the First Cataract near Aswan. In ancient times it was a military post guarding the southern frontier of Egypt. A series of Jewish papyrus documents dating from the 5th century bc were discovered at Elephantine in the early 1900s.
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  1. An island of southeast Egypt in the Nile River below the First Cataract near Aswan. In ancient times it was a military post guarding the southern frontier of Egypt. A series of Jewish papyrus documents dating from the 5th century bc were discovered at Elephantine in the early 1900s.
  2. Enormous in size or strength:
  3. Very large.
(Archaic) Very wicked; outrageous
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  1. (Archaic) Very wicked; outrageous
  2. Very much exceeding the usual size, number, or degree; of great size; huge; vast; immense
Of exceedingly great scope or nature:
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  1. Of exceedingly great scope or nature:
  2. Enormous; gigantic
  3. Huge; immense; tremendous.
Marked by exceptionally great size, magnitude, or power:
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  1. Marked by exceptionally great size, magnitude, or power:
Of enormous size or magnitude; huge.
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  1. Of enormous size or magnitude; huge.
  2. Very large; like a giant
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  1. Very large.
  2. Exceedingly large in size, extent, or amount, especially for its kind:
  3. Very big; huge; colossal; enormous; immense
Alternative capitalization of Herculean.
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  1. Alternative capitalization of Herculean.
  2. Of unusual size, power, or difficulty.
  3. Calling for great strength, size, or courage; very difficult to do
Impressive in size or scope; grand:
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  1. Impressive in size or scope; grand:
  2. Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous:
  3. Of a size or scale that is larger than life:
(Informal) Contributing in a major way to success; very important:
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  1. (Informal) Contributing in a major way to success; very important:
  2. Of exceedingly great scope or nature:
  3. Very large; gigantic; immense
(Obs.) Unmeasured; limitless; infinite
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  1. (Obs.) Unmeasured; limitless; infinite
  2. Very great in size, extent, or amount:
  3. Very large; vast; huge
Of enormous size, extent, or amount; huge.
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  1. Of enormous size, extent, or amount; huge.
  2. Any of various extinct elephants of the genus Mammuthus, having long, upwardly curving tusks and thick hair. Mammoths grew to great size and lived throughout the Northern Hemisphere during the Ice Age.
  3. Very big; huge; enormous
(Mineralogy) Irregular in form, though occasionally crystalline in internal structure
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  1. (Mineralogy) Irregular in form, though occasionally crystalline in internal structure
  2. Large-scale; extensive
  3. Forming or consisting of a large mass; big and solid; bulky; ponderous
  1. Heavy; massive.
  2. Having great mass or bulk; massive.
  3. (Now Rare) Massive; weighty, bulky, etc.
Of, or pertaining to, the mastodon.
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Very heavy and powerful.
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  1. Very heavy and powerful.
  2. Imposing or awesome in size, degree, or extent:
  3. Remarkably large, extensive, etc.; great
Having the character or appearance of a monster
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  1. Having the character or appearance of a monster
  2. Very unnatural or abnormal in shape, type, or character
  3. Abnormally or prodigiously large; huge; enormous
Taking a great amount of time and effort to complete.
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  1. Taking a great amount of time and effort to complete.
  2. Large, grand and imposing. Fitting to be a monument to someone or something.
  3. Impressively large, sturdy, and enduring.
Having or full of mountains
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  1. Having or full of mountains
  2. Resembling a mountain in size; huge:
  3. Like or having the nature of a mountain, specif., very large, tall, steep, etc.
Extraordinary; marvelous:
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  1. Extraordinary; marvelous:
  2. Wonderful; amazing
  3. Of great size, power, extent, etc.; enormous; huge
Of or like an oracle; prophetic
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  1. Of or like an oracle; prophetic
  2. Prophetic; oracular; pretending to foretell events.
  3. Of extraordinary size and power.
Remarkable; outstanding:
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  1. Remarkable; outstanding:
  2. Astonishingly great or large
  3. Extremely large in amount, extent, or size; enormous:
Of enormous scope, power, or influence:
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  1. Of enormous scope, power, or influence:
  2. Relating to or containing titanium, especially with valence 4.
  3. Having great stature or enormous strength; huge or colossal:
Wonderful, amazing, extraordinary, etc.
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  1. Wonderful, amazing, extraordinary, etc.
  2. Extremely large in amount, extent, or size; enormous:
  3. Very large; great; enormous
Very great in scope or import:
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  1. Very great in scope or import:
Extraordinary
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  1. Extraordinary
  2. Very fine; impressive:
  3. Very large; huge:
(Informal) Extraordinarily large or great; colossal
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  1. (Informal) Extraordinarily large or great; colossal
  2. Exceptionally large:
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