Definitions for leviathanlɪˈvaɪ ə θən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

le•vi•a•thanlɪˈvaɪ ə θən(n.)

  1. (often cap.) (in the Bible) a sea monster.

    Category: Bible

  2. any huge marine animal, as the whale.

  3. something of immense size or power.

Origin of leviathan:

1350–1400; ME < LL 蠐 Heb liwyāthān

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leviathan(noun)

    the largest or most massive thing of its kind

    "it was a leviathan among redwoods"; "they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks"

  2. leviathan(noun)

    monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament

Wiktionary

  1. leviathan(Noun)

    A large sea monster which guards the gates of hell at the bottom of the sea.

  2. leviathan(Noun)

    Something large; behemoth.

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

  3. leviathan(Adjective)

    Very large; gargantuan.

  4. Origin: From (Biblical and Modern) .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leviathan(noun)

    an aquatic animal, described in the book of Job, ch. xli., and mentioned in other passages of Scripture

  2. Leviathan(noun)

    the whale, or a great whale

Freebase

  1. Leviathan

    Leviathan is a sea monster referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament. The word has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature. In literature it refers to great whales, and in Modern Hebrew, it means simply "whale". It is described extensively in Job 41 and mentioned in Isaiah 27:1.

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