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Go·li·ath 1

In the Bible, a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a stone and sling.

Go·li·ath 2

A person or thing of colossal power or achievement.

[After Goliath.]


(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)


(gəˈlaɪ əθ)

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


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


[gəˈlaɪəθ] NGoliat


n (lit, fig)Goliath m


[gəuˈlaɪəθ] nGolia m
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