Definitions for davidˈdeɪ vɪd for 1, 2 ; Fr. daˈvid for 3

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Da•vidˈdeɪ 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.

    Category: Ancient History, Bible

  2. Saint,a .d . c510–601?, Welsh bishop: patron saint of Wales.

    Category: Biography

  3. Jacques Louis, 1748–1825, French painter.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. David, Saint David, St. David(noun)

    patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)

  2. David, Jacques Louis David(noun)

    French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)

  3. David(noun)

    (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)

Wiktionary

  1. David(ProperNoun)

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  2. David(ProperNoun)

    The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul.

  3. David(ProperNoun)

    common in Wales.

  4. Origin: From the Greek Δαυίδ from the דּוד, meaning "beloved".

Freebase

  1. David

    David according to the Hebrew Bible, was the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel, and according to the New Testament Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus. His life is conventionally dated to c. 1040–970 BCE, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1002 BCE, and his reign over the United Kingdom of Israel c. 1002–970 BCE. The Books of Samuel, 1 Kings, and 1 Chronicles are the only sources of information on David, although the Tel Dan stele contains the phrase ביתדוד, read as "House of David", which most scholars take as confirmation of the existence in the mid-9th century BCE of a Judean royal dynasty called the House of David. He is depicted as a righteous king, although not without faults, as well as an acclaimed warrior, musician, and poet, traditionally credited for composing many of the psalms contained in the Book of Psalms. David is central to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic doctrine and culture. Biblical tradition maintains that a direct descendant of David will be the Messiah. In Islam he is considered to be a prophet and the king of a nation.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'david' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #632

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    Rank popularity for the word 'david' in Written Corpus Frequency: #619

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