Meaning of herculean


Pronunciation: (hûr"kyu-lē'un, hûr-ky'lē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. requiring the great strength of a Hercules; very hard to perform: Digging the tunnel was a herculean task.
  2. having enormous strength, courage, or size.
  3. (cap.) of or pertaining to Hercules or his labors.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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