Goliath

[ guh-lahy-uhth ]
/ gəˈlaɪ əθ /

noun

the giant warrior of the Philistines whom David killed with a stone from a sling. 1 Samuel 17:48–51.
(usually lowercase) a giant.
(usually lowercase) a very large, powerful, or influential person or thing: a neighborhood grocery competing against the supermarket goliaths.

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Origin of Goliath

Ultimately from Hebrew Gōlyāth, of uncertain origin
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Goliath
/ (ɡəˈlaɪəθ) /

noun

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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