Pronunciation: (li-vī'u-thun), [key]
1. (often cap.) Bible.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.
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