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leviathan

noun le·vi·a·than \li-ˈvī-ə-thən\

: something that is very large and powerful

Full Definition of LEVIATHAN

1
a often capitalized :  a sea monster defeated by Yahweh in various scriptural accounts
b :  a large sea animal
2
capitalized :  the political state; especially :  a totalitarian state having a vast bureaucracy
3
:  something large or formidable
leviathan adjective
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Examples of LEVIATHAN

  1. The factory is a towering leviathan in the middle of the town.
  2. <a leviathan of the seas, that cruise ship is said to be the largest passenger vessel afloat>

Origin of LEVIATHAN

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew liwyāthān
First Known Use: 14th century

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