[ 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 2800 miles (4502 km).
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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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Culture definitions for poseidon

[ (puh-seyed-n) ]

The Greek name for Neptune, the god in classical mythology who ruled the sea.

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