Definition of Juggernaut

1. Noun. A massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way.

Exact synonyms: Steamroller
Generic synonyms: Force, Power
Derivative terms: Steamroll, Steamroll, Steamroll, Steamroller, Steamroller, Steamroller



2. Noun. An avatar of Vishnu.
Exact synonyms: Jagannath, Jagannatha, Jagganath
Generic synonyms: Avatar

3. Noun. A crude idol of Krishna.
Generic synonyms: God, Graven Image, Idol

Definition of Juggernaut

1. n. One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindoos.

Definition of Juggernaut

1. Noun. A literal or metaphorical force or object regarded as unstoppable, that will crush all in its path. ¹

2. Noun. (British) A large, cumbersome truck or lorry, especially an artic (typically used somewhat disparagingly). ¹

3. Noun. An institution that incites destructive devotion or to which people are carelessly sacrificed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Juggernaut

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Juggernaut

jugal ligament
jugal point
jugale
jugals
jugata
jugate
jugated
jugendstil
juger
jugers
jugerum
jugful
jugfuls
jugged
jugger
juggernaut (current term)
juggernauts
jugging
juggings
juggins
jugginses
jugglable
juggled
juggler
juggleress
juggleresses
juggleries
jugglers
jugglery

Literary usage of Juggernaut

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1. A Cyclopedia of Missions: Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary by Harvey Newcomb (1860)
"If juggernaut were not true, would the government give money for his support ? Ask that bab- รค bier (missionary) why the government gives 1 35000 a year to ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"juggernaut is the most holy of the shrines of Hindostan, and is visited annually by upward ... That of juggernaut or Krishna is the largest, 43i ft. high, ..."

3. The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and by Andrew Kippis, William Godwin, George Robinson (1812)
"Some old persons are among them who wish to die at juggernaut. Numbers of pilgrims die on the road; and their bodies generally remain unburied. ..."

4. The Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary: Consisting of Articles by Ezra Sampson (1816)
"juggernaut, the chief idol of Hindostan ; nearly resembling the Moloch of the ... As you travel towards the temple of juggernaut, the road is covered with ..."

5. The Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary: Consisting of Articles by Ezra Sampson (1813)
"juggernaut, the chief idol of Hindostan ; nearly resembling the Moloch of the ... As you travel towards the temple of juggernaut, the road is covered with ..."

6. Two Discourses Preached Before the University of Cambridge: On Commencement by Claudius Buchanan (1811)
"In order then that the English nation may Be able to form a judgment on this subject, he will proceed to give some account of the Hindoos of juggernaut, ..."

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