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Da·vid

 (dā′vĭd) Died c. 962 bc.
The second king of Judah and Israel. According to the Bible, he slew the Philistine giant Goliath and succeeded Saul as king. He is the reputed author of many of the Psalms.

[Hebrew dāwīd, beloved, kinsman (sense uncertain); see dwd in Semitic roots.]

David

, Saint fl. sixth century ad.
Patron saint of Wales. His shrine at St. David's in southwest Wales was an important place of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages.

David

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1. (Biography) the second king of the Hebrews (about 1000–962 bc), who united Israel as a kingdom with Jerusalem as its capital
2. (Biography) Elizabeth. 1914–92, British cookery writer. Her books include Mediterranean Food (1950) and An Omelette and a Glass of Wine (1984)
3. (Biography) Jacques Louis (ʒɑk lwi). 1748–1825, French neoclassical painter of such works as the Oath of the Horatii (1784), Death of Socrates (1787), and The Intervention of the Sabine Women (1799). He actively supported the French Revolution and became court painter to Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804; banished at the Bourbon restoration
4. (Biography) Saint. 6th century ad, Welsh bishop; patron saint of Wales. Feast day: March 1

Da•vid

(ˈdeɪ vɪd for 1, 2; Fr. daˈvid for 3 )

n.
1. died c970 B.C., the second king of Israel, reigned c1010–c970, successor to Saul.
2. Saint, A.D. c510–601?, Welsh bishop: patron saint of Wales.
3. Jacques Louis, 1748–1825, French painter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.David - patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)David - patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
2.David - French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)David - French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)
3.David - (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)
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
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References in classic literature ?
David Faux, even before his apprenticeship was ended.
When a man is not adequately appreciated or comfortably placed in his own country, his thoughts naturally turn towards foreign climes; and David's imagination circled round and round the utmost limits of his geographical knowledge, in search of a country where a young gentleman of pasty visage, lipless mouth, and stumpy hair, would be likely to be received with the hospitable enthusiasm which he had a right to expect.
Sometimes the little boy who calls me father brings me an invitation from his mother: "I shall be so pleased if you will come and see me," and I always reply in some such words as these: "Dear madam, I decline." And if David asks why I decline, I explain that it is because I have no desire to meet the woman.
"Come this time, father," he urged lately, "for it is her birthday, and she is twenty-six," which is so great an age to David, that I think he fears she cannot last much longer.
This idea may be illustrated by a page from the secret history of David Swan.
We have nothing to do with David until we find him, at the age of twenty, on the high road from his native place to the city of Boston, where his uncle, a small dealer in the grocery line, was to take him behind the counter.
DAVID HARDY OF Winesburg, Ohio, was the grand- son of Jesse Bentley, the owner of Bentley farms.
Young David Hardy grew up in the house with this woman and as can well be imagined there was not much joy in his childhood.
His lurking Indians were suddenly converted into four-footed beasts; his lake into a beaver pond; his cataract into a dam, constructed by those industrious and ingenious quadrupeds; and a suspected enemy into his tried friend, David Gamut, the master of psalmody.
Then, seizing the hand of the other, he squeezed it with a grip that brought tears into the eyes of the placid David, and wished him joy of his new condition.
David's Hall alone, for the nearest village was two miles away.
But to a Kingdom thou art born--ordained To sit upon thy father David's throne, By mother's side thy father, though thy right Be now in powerful hands, that will not part Easily from possession won with arms.