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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.]
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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]
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le•vi•a•than(lɪˈvaɪ ə θən)
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]
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|Noun||1.||leviathan - the largest or most massive thing of its kind; "it was a leviathan among redwoods"; "they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks"|
|2.||leviathan - monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament|
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