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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.
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.
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 )
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.
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|Noun||1.||David - patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)|
|2.||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