1. [ noun ] (religion,Phoenician) god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children
Synonyms: Molech
Related terms: Semitic_deity
2. [ noun ] a tyrannical power to be propitiated by human subservience or sacrifice

: "the great Moloch of war" "duty has become the Moloch of modern life"- Norman Douglas

Related terms: power
3. [ noun ] (zoology) any lizard of the genus Moloch
Related terms: agamid mountain_devil genus_Moloch
Similar spelling:   Molock