Definition of Goliath

1. Noun. (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshot.

Category relationships: Old Testament
Generic synonyms: Warrior



2. Noun. Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful.
Exact synonyms: Behemoth, Colossus, Giant, Monster
Generic synonyms: Anomaly, Unusual Person
Derivative terms: Colossal, Giant, Gigantic, Monstrous

Definition of Goliath

1. Proper noun. (biblical character) A giant famous for his battle with David. ¹

2. Proper noun. (figuratively) Any large person or thing; someone or something that is abnormally large or powerful. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Goliath) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Goliath

1. a person considered to be a giant [n -S]

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Literary usage of Goliath

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"Goliath WHEN little Goliath in stature was growing, He was carefully fed by the Philistines knowing; So Goliath grew up, both stout and tall, And a weaver's ..."

2. Legends of the Patriarchs and Prophets and Other Old Testament Characters by Sabine Baring-Gould (1884)
"Goliath SLAIN. Saul started with his army; his way led through a desert, a day's journey across; and it was very hot weather. ..."

3. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1893)
"166 P. goliath. Type. Range. Confined to New Caledonia, with the Isle of Pines. ... goliath, GR Gr. PZ 8. 1859, p. 165, pi. 155 (Isle of Pines) ; id. Cat. ..."

4. A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament: Including the Biblical by Wilhelm Gesenius, Edward Robinson (1844)
"... ton of Jair, slew Lahmi, the brother of Goliath of Goth. This being so, Lahmi, the brother of Goliath, would seem not to be a real person. ..."

5. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New by Richard Gilmour (1894)
"David and Goliath. ia.c « 1. A new war broke out between the Philistines and the ... A giant, named Goliath, advanced from the camp of the Philistines. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Dock Engineering by Brysson Cunningham (1904)
"The Goliath is an overhead traveller, with rectilinear motions. ... The general function of a Goliath is the removal of the blocks from the moulds, ..."

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