Meaning of leviathan

le•vi•a•than

Pronunciation: (li-vī'u-thun), [key]
— n.
  1. (often cap.)a sea monster.
  2. any huge marine animal, as the whale.
  3. anything of immense size and power, as a huge, oceangoing ship.
  4. (cap., italics) a philosophical work (1651) by Thomas Hobbes dealing with the political organization of society.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: