Definitions for leviathanlɪˈvaɪ ə θən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
le•vi•a•thanlɪˈvaɪ ə θən(n.)
(often cap.) (in the Bible) a sea monster.
any huge marine animal, as the whale.
something of immense size or power.
Origin of leviathan:
1350–1400; ME < LL 蠐 Heb liwyāthān
the largest or most massive thing of its kind
"it was a leviathan among redwoods"; "they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks"
monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament
A large sea monster which guards the gates of hell at the bottom of the sea.
Something large; behemoth.
That man was a leviathan! He took up a whole row of seats at the theatre.
Very large; gargantuan.
Origin: From (Biblical and Modern) .
an aquatic animal, described in the book of Job, ch. xli., and mentioned in other passages of Scripture
the whale, or a great whale