Simple Definition of leviathan
: 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
Examples of leviathan
The factory is a towering leviathan in the middle of the town.
<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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