- died c970 b.c., the second king of Israel, reigned c1010–c970, successor to Saul: slayer of the Philistine giant Goliath.
- Saint.Also called Dewi Sant.a.d. c510–601?, Welsh bishop: patron saint of Wales.
- Ge·rard [gey-rahrt] /ˈgeɪ rɑrt/, 1460?–1523, Flemish artist.
- Jacques Louis [zhahk lwee] /ʒɑk lwi/, 1748–1825, French painter.
- a city in SW Panama.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “beloved.”
- 1084–1153, king of Scotland 1124–53.
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).My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
David Greenberg at Rutgers University has a book coming out next year on political spin.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
In 1989, a newly registered Republican in Louisiana named David Duke won his only election by a fluke.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
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)
January 3, 2015
“Poor Steve Scalise is getting a bad rap,” Knight, a long-time aide to former KKK leader David Duke, told The Daily Beast.GOP Boss Gets Help From ‘White Hate’ Pal
December 30, 2014
It was only the old man calling his son: David calling upon Absalom.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
"Let's eradicate him from the face of the earth, Reddy," proposed David.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Now this Salmon, according to the genealogy, was David's great-grandfather.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
"Nowhere on earth, Esther," replied David, unknowing why he said so.
"About an old woman with gold-bowed spectacles," continued David.
- the second king of the Hebrews (about 1000–962 bc), who united Israel as a kingdom with Jerusalem as its capital
- Elizabeth . 1914–92, British cookery writer. Her books include Mediterranean Food (1950) and An Omelette and a Glass of Wine (1984)
- (French david) Jacques Louis (ʒɑk lwi). 1748–1825, French neoclassical painter of such works as the Oath of the Horatii (1784), Death of Socrates (1787), and The Intervention of the Sabine Women (1799). He actively supported the French Revolution and became court painter to Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804; banished at the Bourbon restoration
- Saint . 6th century ad, Welsh bishop; patron saint of Wales. Feast day: March 1
- 1084–1153, king of Scotland (1124–53) who supported his niece Matilda's claim to the English throne and unsuccessfully invaded England on her behalf
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.
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.