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le·vi·a·than

 (lə-vī′ə-thən)
n.
1. Something unusually large of its kind, especially a ship.
2. A very large animal, especially a whale.
3. A monstrous sea creature mentioned in the Bible.

[Middle English, huge biblical sea creature, from Late Latin, from Hebrew liwyātān; see lwy in Semitic roots.]

leviathan

(lɪˈvaɪəθən)
n
1. (Bible) Bible a monstrous beast, esp a sea monster
2. any huge or powerful thing
[C14: from Late Latin, ultimately from Hebrew liwyāthān, of obscure origin]

le•vi•a•than

(lɪˈvaɪ ə θən)

n.
1. (often cap.) (in the Bible) a sea monster.
2. any huge marine animal, as the whale.
3. something of immense size or power.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin « Hebrew liwyāthān]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leviathan - the largest or most massive thing of its kindleviathan - the largest or most massive thing of its kind; "it was a leviathan among redwoods"; "they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks"
freak, lusus naturae, monstrosity, monster - a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
2.leviathan - monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth

leviathan

noun monster, whale, mammoth, Titan, hulk, colossus, behemoth It's a leviathan of a book.

leviathan

noun
One that is extraordinarily large and powerful:
Slang: whopper.
Translations
огромен
jättiläismäinenjättimäinensuunnatonvaltava

leviathan

[lɪˈvaɪəθən] N (Bible) → leviatán m; (= ship) → buque m enorme

leviathan

nLeviathan m, → Meerungeheuer nt; (fig)Gigant m; (= state)Leviathan m
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