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Meaning of HERCULEAN

Pronunciation:  `hurkyu'leeun, `hurkyû'leeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of extreme difficulty; requiring the strength of a Hercules; "a herculean task"
  2. [adj]  displaying superhuman strength or power; "herculean exertions"
 

HERCULEAN is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: difficult, hard, powerful, superhuman
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Her*cu"le*an\, a. [L. herculeus, fr. Hercules: cf. F.
hercul['e]en. See {Hercules}.]
1. Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great,
   difficult, or dangerous; as, an Herculean task.

2. Having extraordinary strength or size; as, Herculean
   limbs. ``Herculean Samson.'' --Milton.

 
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