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LEVIATHAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does leviathan mean? 

LEVIATHAN (noun)
  The noun LEVIATHAN has 2 senses:

1. the largest or most massive thing of its kind
2. monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament

  Familiarity information: LEVIATHAN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEVIATHAN (noun)


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Meaning:

The largest or most massive thing of its kind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context examples:

it was a leviathan among redwoods / they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks

Hypernyms ("leviathan" is a kind of...):

freak; lusus naturae; monster; monstrosity (a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed)


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Meaning:

Monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("leviathan" is a kind of...):

mythical creature; mythical monster (a monster renowned in folklore and myth)


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