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Herculean meaning

herculean - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great, difficult, or dangerous; as, an Herculean task.
  2. 2. Having extraordinary strength or size; as, Herculean limbs.
  3. 3. Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great, difficult, or dangerous; as, an task.
  4. 4. Having extraordinary strength or size; as, limbs.
  5. 5. Of great strength or size; extremely arduous.

herculean - examples of usage

  1. To accomplish this almost herculean task, the sections were assigned to writers well- known in their respective spheres,- many of them of national reputation,- who from study and associations were in a measure identified with their subjects.
  2. Others again, the worst of the lot, pressed round a herculean fellow of the name of Iwon Pistak, who had been in the service of one of the victims of Taras's judgments, and had joined the band but recently.
  3. Ellen Foster, whose life was dedicated to the needs of humanity- has made herculean efforts to bring this matter properly before the attention not only of the D.
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