Origin of leviathan
Examples from the Web for leviathan
But this is a rare moment where the leviathan can be confronted and restrained.Obama vs. Orwell—The Biggest Fight of His Second Term|John Avlon|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
President Obama is wrestling with the leviathan and much more than just his legacy is at stake.
This is the leviathan that libertarians and conservatives have warned about in sometimes overheated, hyperpartisan terms.
His newest series, Leviathan, is a steampunk reimagining of WWI Europe.
Whatever you think of this leviathan budget, President Obama cannot be accused of being a trimmer, or reticent.
I shall always maintain that both of them received a great benefit from Leviathan.Days Off|Henry Van Dyke
He called to the engine-room for the utmost speed he could have, and at nineteen knots he bore down upon the leviathan.The World Peril of 1910|George Griffith
The dying struggles of the leviathan of the deep are attended with the greatest peril.The Last Laird of MacNab|Various
There go the ships; there is that Leviathan whom thou hast made to play therein.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
So it toys with leviathan, and 'lays its hand on the cockatrice den,' and my text is an instance of this.Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren
British Dictionary definitions for leviathan
Word Origin for leviathan
Word Origin and History for leviathan
late 14c., "sea monster, sea serpent," also regarded as a form of Satan, from Late Latin leviathan, from Hebrew livyathan "dragon, serpent, huge sea animal," of unknown origin, perhaps related to liwyah "wreath," from root l-w-h- "to wind, turn, twist." Of powerful persons or things from c.1600. Hobbes's use is from 1651.
Culture definitions for leviathan
A sea monster mentioned in the Book of Job, where it is associated with the forces of chaos and evil.