• WordNet 3.6
    • n leviathan monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament
    • n leviathan the largest or most massive thing of its kind "it was a leviathan among redwoods","they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Leviathan An aquatic animal, described in the book of Job, ch. xli., and mentioned in other passages of Scripture.
    • Leviathan The whale, or a great whale.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n leviathan An aquatic animal mentioned in the Old Testament. It is described in Job xli. apparently as a crocodile; in Isa. xxvii. 1 it is called a piercing and a crooked serpent; and it is mentioned indefinitely in Ps. lxxiv. 14 (as food) and Ps. civ. 26.
    • n leviathan Hence, in modern use Any great or monstrous marine animal, as the whale.
    • n leviathan Anything of vast or huge size.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Leviathan le-vī′a-than (B.) a huge aquatic animal in Job xli., here a crocodile; in Isa. xxvii. 1, apparently the great python of Egyptian monuments: anything of huge size: any huge sea-monster, as in Ps. civ. 26.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. livyāthān,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb. livyāthānlāvāh, to cleave.


In literature:

"The Battery and the Boiler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Let them curse it that curse the day, Who are ready to rouse up leviathan!
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
Leviathan with hook was caught; Alas!
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
It seemed colossal, stupendous, a dark leviathan.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
They saw the great leviathan high in the air for a moment, and then, suddenly, it seemed to vanish from sight.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
The huge mass of the modern airship towered above the little patrol boats like some leviathan of the deep.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
So perhaps they are afraid all the fun will be over and the Leviathan eaten up before they arrive.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
No great standing army, no more leviathan battleships.
"Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association" by Intercollegiate Peace Association
Its fortresses seem to defy and command the whole empire over which Leviathan predominates.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various

In poetry:

It is understood that Job
Never read The Globe;
But nothing could be higher than
His opinion of Leviathan.
"Clerihew – Job" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Or did you treading through the froth call to
the brown Sidonian
For tidings of Leviathan, Leviathan or
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
There ships divide their wat'ry way,
And flocks of scaly monsters play;
There dwells the huge leviathan,
And foams and sports in spite of man.
"Psalm 104" by Isaac Watts
O strength, like flood on foemen pouring,
Or swoop of eagle from the sky,
Or as the rush through ocean roaring
When myriads from leviathan fly!
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Far North, through wild and stormy brine they ran,
With hands a-cold plucked Winter by the locks!
Masterful mastered great Leviathan
And drove the foam as flocks!
"Arms And The Man - The New England Group" by James Barron Hope
The ships the busy billows crowd;
And 'midst the waters rushing loud,
(He owns not the control of man,)
The huge, the dread leviathan
Sits on his ever-shifting throne,
And claims that kingdom for his own.
"Spring: Friday Morning" by John Bowring

In news:

Unfortunately, " Leviathan " goes where "DeepStar Six" went just a few months ago: underspace.
They awed the underground with 2004's massive, Moby Dick —themed Leviathan.
Music Critics' Choices and other notable shows, including: Amon Amarth, Megaton Leviathan, Front 242, Mike Watt + the Missingmen, Ralph Stanley, Parts & Labor, and more.
Country Squires from the '50s have a Happy Days vibe, while the overstyled 1970s leviathans are a perhaps not-so-happy trip back to the malaise era.
Leviathan 63, an American steam locomotive , will be at Illinois Railway Museum (IRM) in Union, Ill. Sept 3-5 and Sept 17-18.
They were The Jupiter 60, The Storm 61, The Whirlwind 62 and The Leviathan 63.
The German Leviathan from the January 25, 1979 issue.
Crime / Music Jef Whitehead, aka Leviathan, aka Wrest , sentenced to two years probation.
A Mesozoic oil prospect below the Leviathan gas discovery is planned to be spud in late 2013, Noble executives said Dec 6 during a fourth-quarter update.
Canada's Wonderland gave media a firsthand feel for their newest and tallest roller coaster , the Leviathan.
Noble discusses Leviathan gas development offshore Israel.
Noble Energy Inc expects first-phase development of Leviathan offshore natural gas field will provide initial production of as much as 750 MMcfd for Israel via a northern entry point in 2016.
Construction leviathan Balfour Beatty has turned to Pelham PR, weeks after announcing stellar first-half figures and hiring Duncan Murray as deputy director of comms.
CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Woodside buys 30 percent of Israel's Leviathan gas field.
Leviathan (PS3, 360, Wii U, PC) explores the origin of the Reapers, starting in the third quarter.