[ guh-lahy-uhth ]

  1. the giant warrior of the Philistines whom David killed with a stone from a sling. 1 Samuel 17:48–51.

  2. (usually lowercase) a giant.

  1. (usually lowercase) a very large, powerful, or influential person or thing: a neighborhood grocery competing against the supermarket goliaths.

Origin of Goliath

Ultimately from Hebrew Gōlyāth, of uncertain origin

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British Dictionary definitions for Goliath


/ (ɡəˈlaɪəθ) /

  1. Old Testament a Philistine giant from Gath who terrorized the Hebrews until he was killed by David with a stone from his sling (I Samuel 17)

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