• WordNet 3.6
    • n behemoth a person of exceptional importance and reputation
    • n behemoth someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Pacific Giant Octopus, the largest octopus in the world, grows from the size of pea to a 150 pound behemoth potentially 30 feet across in only two years, its entire life-span.
    • Behemoth An animal, probably the hippopotamus, described in Job xl. 15-24.
    • Behemoth something of large size or great power.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n behemoth 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.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Behemoth bē′he-moth an animal described in the book of Job, usually taken to be the hippopotamus.
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. behemōth, fr. Egyptian P-ehe-maut, hippopotamus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Either the pl. of Heb. behêmâh, a beast, or a Hebraistic form of the Egyptian p-ehe-mout, 'water-ox.'


In literature:

It was the counterfeit presentment of the Hip-po-pot-a-mus, or Behemoth of Holy Writ.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
"Chatterbox Stories of Natural History" by Anonymous
While the planet bombs dropped, the behemoth began to rise again.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
Compared with his atoms, the smallest vibrios and bacteria of the microscopic field are as behemoth and leviathan.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The beast is probably the same as the 'Behemoth' of the Bible.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
Should we thank the behemoth for this miracle?
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
It's like the dark ages of the behemoth an' the cony.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
It is not everybody who has got a Behemoth on show.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
Then what, if anything, did this flying alien behemoth have to do with the pseudo-death of the local pig creatures?
"The Planet with No Nightmare" by Jim Harmon
Motors whirred frantically as the pygmies scattered before the charging behemoth.
"World of the Drone" by Robert Abernathy

In poetry:

Up! and the dusky race
That sat in darkness long,--
Be swift their feet as antelopes,
And as behemoth strong.
"Boston Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Or did you treading through the froth call to
the brown Sidonian
For tidings of Leviathan, Leviathan or
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

The biggest behemoth of all cooking days is just around the corner Thanksgiving.
The FBI headquarters in Washington, which sits on prime real estate, is considered an ugly concrete behemoth.
It's an ugly, crumbling concrete behemoth.
It's an ugly, crumbling concrete behemoth, an architectural mishap — all 2.4 million square feet of it.
It's an ugly, crumbling concrete behemoth, an architectural mishap _ all 2.4 million square feet of it.
Last fall, its organizational tactics helped convince metal and mining behemoth Eramet to spend $170 million to clean up its Marietta manganese factory.
The President asked you to take over a gigantic department seen by many experts as an unwieldy behemoth designed to thwart the best efforts of even the most gifted manager .
Freedom Valley and Philadelphia and Vicinity - that are merging into a 140,000-member, four-county behemoth and one of the nation's largest YMCA chapters by operating revenue, totaling $60 million.
Kim Kardashian isn't worried about the behemoth storm expected to pummel the eastern US with rain and wind this week.
Myhrvold self-published the title through his Cooking Lab as a nearly 2,500-page, four-volume behemoth priced at $625.
Those profits were plowed into Murdoch 's growing Fox network of TV and film interests in the United States, helping to create the corporate behemoth that is News Corp.
On a corridor occupied by showy behemoths, making a splash on downtown Minneapolis' Hennepin Avenue bar and restaurant scene is increasingly difficult.
Constructed in 1930, the 1,454-foot behemoth continues to defy gravity and tourist expectations – thanks in part to ongoing preservation and restoration investments to keep it running like never before.
The hottest, most mind-boggling high-tech products are coming not only from corporate behemoths but also from start-ups you've never heard of.
Will cut the ribbon today on its newest pipeline , a 680-mile, 42-inch diameter behemoth built to carry vast quantities of Rockies natural gas from the Opal hub in Wyoming to Malin, on Oregon's border with California.

In science:

We need only a small administrative building for security, power, cooling, networking and power. The entire data center can be easily relocated by truck, rail or ship. This architecture transforms data centers from static and costly behemoths into inexpensive and portable lightweights.
Architecture for Modular Data Centers
Obviously we want to make the best of this situation, and to a significant degree this will mean working in teams. Care needs to be taken to maintain a healthy level of competition; history is not kind to single behemoth models of human enterprise.
Conference Summary: Magellanic System - Stars, Gas and Galaxies
Finally in the behemoth category we have Suprime-Cam and soon Hyper-Suprime-Cam [2012] on the Subaru 8.3-m telescope.
Cosmic Explosions (Optical Transients)
Hopefully ZTF, a beetle, will prove to be productive even as general purpose behemoths come on line.
Cosmic Explosions (Optical Transients)