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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
elephant (noun)
1.
any of a family (Elephantidae, the elephant family) of thickset usually extremely large nearly hairless herbivorous mammals that have a snout elongated into a muscular trunk and two incisors in the upper jaw developed especially in the male into large ivory tusks and that include two living forms and various extinct relatives as
a) a tall large-eared mammal () of tropical Africa - Loxodonta africana called also African elephant
b) a relatively small-eared mammal () of forests of southeastern Asia - Elephas maximus called also Asian elephant Indian elephant
2.
an animal or fossil related to the - elephants
3.
one that is uncommonly large or hard to manage
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
elephant (noun)
something or someone that is unusually large and powerful
SYNONIMS:
behemoth, blockbuster, colossus, dinosaur, dreadnought, elephant, Goliath, jumbo, leviathan, mammoth, mastodon, monster, titan, whale, whopper
RELATED WORDS:
amazon, giantess; bulk, hulk; heavyweight; juggernaut, steamroller
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lightweight, weakling, wimp, wisp; nonentity, twerp, whippersnapper
diminutive, dwarf, half-pint, midget, mite, peewee, pygmy ( pigmy), runt, shrimp
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