An example of leviathan is a whale.
The definition of a leviathan is something large and powerful, or a sea creature such as a whale in the Bible.
An example of a leviathan is a large aircraft carrier.
- Bible a sea monster, variously thought of as a reptile or a whale
- anything huge or very powerful
Origin of leviathanMiddle English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Classical Hebrew (language) liwy?th?n ; from base akin to Akkadian law?, to surround, Arabic liyatu, snake
- Something unusually large of its kind, especially a ship.
- A very large animal, especially a whale.
- A monstrous sea creature mentioned in the Bible.
Origin of leviathanMiddle English, huge biblical sea creature, from Late Latin, from Hebrew liwyatan; see lwy in Semitic roots.
- Very large; gargantuan.
From Hebrew (Biblical and Modern) ×œÖ´×•Ö°×™Ö¸×ªÖ¸×Ÿ (“whale").