[ poh-sahyd-n, puh- ]
/ poʊˈsaɪd n, pə- /
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.
In Greek mythology the ocean furies attend upon fickle Poseidon.
I understand that Poseidon and Pluto entered freak shows—they were fine attractions, too.
This is the declaration of Poseidon to the gods, when neas was in peril of his life by the sword of Achilles.
Then Amphitrite appeared, with floating hair and resonant voice, and beside her Poseidon with his four steeds.
Poseidon and Aphrodite, Odin and Freya, vanish into the indefinite and undiscoverable at the approach of historical criticism.
British Dictionary definitions for Poseidon
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
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