Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, late 14th century
A thing that is very large or powerful, especially a ship.
A very large aquatic creature, especially a whale.
Examples of Leviathan in a sentence
"The blue whale is one of the largest leviathans in the sea."
"The cruise ship was a towering leviathan of the seas."
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This word comes from late Latin via the Hebrew “liwyāṯān,” meaning “dragon, serpent, huge sea animal.”
Did you Know?
The Old Testament refers to a sea monster called Leviathan in the book of Psalms. In the story, this huge sea monster is killed by God, then offered to the Hebrews as food.