juggernaut

Definitions:

  • An overwhelming or unstoppable force.
  • To crush as if by Juggernaut.
  • The popular form of <internalXref urlencoded="Jagannatha">Jagannatha</internalXref>, the name of the famous Hindu idol. See <internalXref urlencoded="Jagannatha">Jagannatha</internalXref>, 2.
  • Figuratively, something, as an idea, custom, fashion, requirement, etc., to which one either devotes himself or is blindly sacrificed.
  • One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindus. See also <xref urlencoded="jagannath">jagannath</xref>.
  • Any large, unstoppable force, power, or popular movement which defeats or destroys any person who gets in its way or attempts to stop it.
  • A literal or <xref>metaphorical</xref> <xref>force</xref> or object regarded as <xref>unstoppable</xref>, that will <xref>crush</xref> all in its path.
  • A large, cumbersome <xref>truck</xref> or <xref>lorry</xref>, especially an <xref>artic</xref> (typically used somewhat disparagingly).
  • An institution that <xref>incites</xref> <xref>destructive</xref> <xref>devotion</xref> or to which people are carelessly <xref>sacrificed</xref>.
  • a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
  • a crude idol of Krishna
  • an avatar of Vishnu
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