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herculean


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Herculean  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  herculean 
  adj  1:  displaying  superhuman  strength  or  power;  "herculean 
  exertions"  [syn:  {powerful}] 
  2:  of  extreme  difficulty;  requiring  the  strength  of  a  Hercules; 
  "a  herculean  task"  [syn:  {Herculean}] 




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