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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Goliathnoun

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

  2. giant, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossusnoun

    someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful


  1. Goliathnoun

    A giant famous for his battle with David.

  2. Goliathnoun

    Any large person or thing; someone or something that is abnormally large or powerful.

    That Goliath is so big and strong, the little man will never stand a chance against him if he on his wrong side.


  1. Goliath

    Goliath or Goliath of Gath is a giant Philistine warrior defeated by the young David, the future king of Israel, in Bible's Books of Samuel. The original purpose of the story was to show David's identity as the true king of Israel. Post-Classical Jewish traditions stressed Goliath's status as the representative of paganism, in contrast to David, the champion of the God of Israel. Christian tradition gave him a distinctively Christian perspective, seeing in David's battle with Goliath the victory of God's King over the enemies of God's helpless people as a prefiguring of Jesus' victory over sin on the Cross and the Church's victory over Satan.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Goliath

    gō-lī′ath, n. a giant.—v.i. to exaggerate extravagantly.—n. Golī′ath-bee′tle, a genus of tropical beetles of very large size, the male sometimes measuring about four inches. [From Goliath, the Philistine giant in 1 Sam. xvii.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Goliath

    a Philistine giant of Gath slain by David with pebbles from a brook by a sling (1 Sam. xvii.).

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  1. Goliath

    Ancient heavyweight champion who was knocked out in one round by a lightweight. Defeat attributed to overconfidence. Friends said nothing like that had ever entered his head.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Goliath in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Goliath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Goliath in a Sentence

  1. Eric Fehrnstrom:

    It's getting late in the game for everyone else. People who are expecting a sudden shift in the direction of the race are deluding themselves. Trump is Goliath, and we've seen enough of the other candidates to know there are no Davids in this field.

  2. Rev. Jesse Jackson:

    We slew the goliath of raciism,but, we now must contend with his offspring.

  3. Jeff Lautt:

    It's a big win in this David versus Goliath battle of the biofuels industry against Big Oil, at the end of the day, I want to be able to leave the planet better than we found it.

  4. Leslie Rutledge:

    When a company becomes a verb, it may seem as though the states are David taking on Goliath but I am proud to stand tall with my fellow attorneys general.

  5. Chelsi Day:

    You’ve got these powerhouse schools that are always successful or often successful, and it’s not even so much that you want to see them go down as much as you want to see the little guys succeed, you’ve got the David vs. Goliath situation where this is the obvious winner. That the way the chips are stacked, this team should win. So, how cool is it when this smaller team, maybe with less resources, less recruiting power, shows up and takes down a giant ? And again, I think it’s so gratifying to see the little guy win.

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    • A. disguise
    • B. guts
    • C. gauge
    • D. fancy

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