Leviathan meaning

lə-vī'ə-thən
Something unusually large of its kind, especially a ship.
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A very large animal, especially a whale.
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A monstrous sea creature mentioned in the Bible.
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Anything huge or very powerful.
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Very large; gargantuan.
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(biblical) A large sea monster which guards the gates of hell at the bottom of the sea.
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Something large; behemoth.

That man was a leviathan! He took up a whole row of seats at the theatre.

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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.

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A sea monster, variously thought of as a reptile or a whale.
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Origin of leviathan

  • Middle English huge biblical sea creature from Late Latin from Hebrew liwyātān lwy in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Hebrew (Biblical and Modern) לִוְיָתָן (“whale").
    From Wiktionary