Definition for david (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for david
A sad-faced orange Star of David flashed across the iPhone screen as we swiped left on “James” (not his real name).
David Greenberg at Rutgers University has a book coming out next year on political spin.
In 1989, a newly registered Republican in Louisiana named David Duke won his only election by a fluke.
David Prowse, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader, wished to come back but had to turn down the role because of ill health.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Poor Steve Scalise is getting a bad rap,” Knight, a long-time aide to former KKK leader David Duke, told The Daily Beast.
Little David Copperfield is a jewel of a boy with a turn for books.Essays in Little|Andrew Lang
"We are put behind the archery now," said David Griffith to his Welshmen.With the Black Prince|William Osborn Stoddard
And Dick turned again and hurried to the new house, but David stood, holding the handle of his cart and looking after him.The Doers|William John Hopkins
"Only a few men-at-arms, besides Sholto my squire, and my brother David," he made answer.The Black Douglas|S. R. Crockett
Since King David's time, we all know the power of music to dispel the spirits of darkness.
British Dictionary definitions for david (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for david (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for david
masc. proper name, in Old Testament second king of Israel and Judah and author of psalms, from Hebrew Dawidh, literally "darling, beloved friend." The name was common in England and Scotland by 12c., but much earlier in Wales. A nickname form was Dawe, hence surnames Dawson, Dawkins. A top 10 list name for boys born in the U.S. from 1934 to 1992.
Culture definitions for david (1 of 2)
A great king of the Israelites in the Old Testament. David was a shepherd in his boyhood. As a youth, he asked for King Saul's permission to fight Goliath, the giant Philistine warrior whom all the other Israelites were afraid to face. Despite his small size, David managed to kill Goliath by hitting him in the forehead with a stone flung from a sling. King Saul then gave David command of his army, but he grew jealous of him and tried to kill him; David spent many years fleeing from Saul. After Saul's death, David was made king of the Israelites and served nobly, despite occasional lapses, such as an affair with Bathsheba; he had Bathsheba's husband killed so that he could marry her. Many of the Psalms are attributed to David, who was famed as a harpist. His descendants, the House of David, included Solomon and the subsequent kings of Israel and Judah; according to the Gospels, Jesus was descended from David.