- Mammoth is defined as something huge.
When you make a really, really big mistake, this is an example of a mistake that would be described as a mammoth mistake.
- The definition of a mammoth is an extinct elephant from the Pleistocene epoch that had curved tusks and a sloping back.
A large extinct furry elephant type animal is an example of a wooly mammoth.
An illustration of a mammoths skeleton.
mammoth definition by Webster's New World
Origin: altered ; from Russian mamont, mammot ; from Yakut mamont, probably ; from mama, earth: from the notion that the animal had burrowed in the ground
mammoth definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of various large, hairy, extinct elephants of the genus Mammuthus, especially the woolly mammoth.
- Something of great size.
Origin: Obsolete Russian mamut, mamot.
mammoth - Science Definition