[ poh-sahyd-n, puh- ]
/ poʊˈsaɪd n, pə- /
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the ancient Greek god of the sea, with the power to cause earthquakes, identified by the Romans with Neptune.
Military. a 34-foot (10-meter), submarine-launched U.S. ballistic missile with up to 10 warheads and a range of 2,800 miles (4,502 km).
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How to use Poseidon in a sentence
The “weapon”--a cone-shaped object with winglets--is launched on top of a repurposed Poseidon nuclear missile.Death at Five Times the Speed of Sound|Kyle Mizokami|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Greek mythology the ocean furies attend upon fickle Poseidon.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
I understand that Poseidon and Pluto entered freak shows—they were fine attractions, too.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
This is the declaration of Poseidon to the gods, when neas was in peril of his life by the sword of Achilles.Troy and its Remains|Henry (Heinrich) Schliemann
Then Amphitrite appeared, with floating hair and resonant voice, and beside her Poseidon with his four steeds.Complete Short Works|Georg Ebers
Poseidon and Aphrodite, Odin and Freya, vanish into the indefinite and undiscoverable at the approach of historical criticism.The Book-Hunter|John Hill Burton
British Dictionary definitions for Poseidon
/ (pɒˈsaɪdən) /
Greek myth the god of the sea and of earthquakes; brother of Zeus, Hades, and Hera. He is generally depicted in art wielding a tridentRoman counterpart: Neptune
a US submarine-launched ballistic missile
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Cultural definitions for Poseidon
[ (puh-seyed-n) ]
The Greek name for Neptune, the god in classical mythology who ruled the sea.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.