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In the Bible, a mistress of Samson who betrayed him to the Philistines by having his hair shorn while he slept, thus depriving him of his strength.


1. (Bible) Samson's Philistine mistress, who deprived him of his strength by cutting off his hair (Judges 16:4–22)
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a voluptuous and treacherous woman; temptress


(dɪˈlaɪ lə)

1. Samson's mistress, who betrayed him to the Philistines. Judges 16.
2. a seductive and treacherous woman.
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Noun1.Delilah - (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strengthDelilah - (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.Delilah - a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductiveDelilah - a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"


[dɪˈlaɪlə] NDalila
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