Briarean
Briarean Bri*a"re*an, a. [L. Briareius, fr. Briareus a mythological hundred-handed giant, Gr. ?, fr. ? strong.] Pertaining to, or resembling, Briareus, a giant fabled to have a hundred hands; hence, hundred-handed or many-handed. [1913 Webster]

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  • Briarean — /brī āˈri ən/ adjective 1. Relating to Briareus (Gr Briareōs), a hundred handed giant 2. Many handed ORIGIN: Gr briaros strong …   Useful english dictionary

  • Briarean —   a. pertaining to Briareus, monster in Greek legend with hundred hands; having many hands …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Multitude — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Multitude >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 multitude multitude Sgm: N 1 numerous numerous &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 numerosity numerosity numerality Sgm: N 1 multiplicity multiplicity Sgm: N 1 profusion …   English dictionary for students

  • Cyclopean — Synonyms and related words: Antaean, Atlantean, Briarean, Brobdingnagian, Gargantuan, Herculean, Homeric, abysmal, astronomic, colossal, elephantine, enormous, epic, giant, giantlike, gigantic, heroic, huge, immense, infinite, jumbo, mammoth,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Herculean — Synonyms and related words: Antaean, Atlantean, Briarean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Homeric, abstruse, abysmal, arduous, astronomic, backbreaking, brutal, burdensome, colossal, complex, critical, crushing, delicate, demanding,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gigantic — Synonyms and related words: Antaean, Atlantean, Briarean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean, Homeric, a bit much, abandoned, abysmal, amplitudinous, astronomic, astronomical, awesome, big, boundless, bulky, colossal, cosmic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Bri|ar|e|an — «bry AIR ee uhn», adjective. 1. of or having to do with Briareus. 2. a) having or seeming to have many hands: »a Briarean grasp of detail. b) reaching or grasping in many directions …   Useful english dictionary

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