Goliath

[guh-lahy-uh th]
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noun

the giant warrior of the Philistines whom David killed with a stone from a sling. I Sam. 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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Goliath

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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Word Origin and History for goliath

Goliath

Late Latin Goliath, from Hebrew Golyath, name of the Philistine giant slain by David [I Sam. xvii].

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