Goliath


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Go·li·ath 1

 (gə-lī′əth)
In the Bible, a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a stone and sling.

Go·li·ath 2

 (gə-lī′əth)
n.
A person or thing of colossal power or achievement.

[After Goliath.]

Goliath

(ɡəˈlaɪəθ)
n
(Bible) 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)

Go•li•ath

(gəˈlaɪ əθ)

n.
the giant warrior of the Philistines whom David killed with a stone from a sling. I Sam. 17:48–51.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Goliath - (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshotGoliath - (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshot
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.Goliath - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerfulgoliath - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual

Goliath

noun
One that is extraordinarily large and powerful:
Slang: whopper.
Translations

Goliath

[gəˈlaɪəθ] NGoliat

Goliath

n (lit, fig)Goliath m

Goliath

[gəuˈlaɪəθ] nGolia m
References in classic literature ?
Though not a vaunting and bloodily disposed Goliath," returned David, drawing a sling from beneath his parti- colored and uncouth attire, "I have not forgotten the example of the Jewish boy.
Let even an affectionate Goliath get himself tied to a small tender thing, dreading to hurt it by pulling, and dreading still more to snap the cord, and which of the two, pray, will be master?
Nevertheless his master is a good youth ay, and I am well pleased that he hath gained shekels of gold and shekels of silver, even by the speed of his horse and by the strength of his lance, which, like that of Goliath the Philistine, might vie with a weaver's beam.
With regard to giants," replied Don Quixote, "opinions differ as to whether there ever were any or not in the world; but the Holy Scripture, which cannot err by a jot from the truth, shows us that there were, when it gives us the history of that big Philistine, Goliath, who was seven cubits and a half in height, which is a huge size.
David offered himself to Saul to fight with Goliath, the Philistine champion, and, to give him courage, Saul armed him with his own weapons; which David rejected as soon as he had them on his back, saying he could make no use of them, and that he wished to meet the enemy with his sling and his knife.
Later still, the resistance offered at the Nile was all, and more than all, that could be demanded from seamen, who, unless blind or without understanding, must have seen their doom sealed from the moment that the Goliath, bearing up under the bows of the Guerrier, took up an inshore berth.
Now, D'Artagnan, when he left Calais with his ten scamps, would have hesitated as little in attacking a Goliath, a Nebuchadnezzar, or a Holofernes as he would in crossing swords with a recruit or caviling with a landlady.
If it was Adam, she would find Adam; if it was the Ark, she would find the Ark; if it was Goliath, or Joshua, she would find them.
Bless his counsels, his undertakings, and his work; strengthen his kingdom by Thine almighty hand, and give him victory over his enemy, even as Thou gavest Moses the victory over Amalek, Gideon over Midian, and David over Goliath.
I glanced from this Goliath to his little, bird-eyed spouse, and wondered if he had ever tried to mean business with her.
Fancy our late monarch George III when he heard of the revolt of the North American colonies: fancy brazen Goliath when little David stepped forward and claimed a meeting; and you have the feelings of Mr.
His chivalrous feeling towards all that belonged to her made him so very respectable, in spite of his small stature and his rather weak legs, and his very weak hair, and his poetical temperament, that a Goliath might have sat in his place demanding less consideration at Arthur's hands.