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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Goliath(noun)

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

  2. giant, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossus(noun)

    someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful


  1. Goliath(ProperNoun)

    A giant famous for his battle with David.

  2. Goliath(ProperNoun)

    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. 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.

  2. Georgia Tech.That year Booker:

    This definitely has echoes of many past experiences of my life where, again, here I find Georgia Tech.That year Booker a David walking onto a field and having to fight Goliath, this feels very familiar to me.

  3. Steve Webb:

    Our host community is individuals that are just trying to offset the cost of a car, and Enterprise is this $24 billion Goliath that is using their political connections to stifle innovation.

  4. Michael Avenatti:

    There's a lot of things contained within that indictment. Many, many, many, many things that I completely disagree with, i stand by my track record of nearly 20 years as an attorney fighting on behalf of Davids versus Goliath. I have over $ 1 billion in verdicts and settlements. I have thousands of clients that are incredibly grateful for my work and the work that I've done.

  5. Dr. Dale E. Turner:

    It is important to live each day with a positive perspective. It is not wise to pretend problems do not exist, but it is wise to look beyond the problem to the possibilities that are in it. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, 'He's so big, we can never kill him.' But David looked at the same giant and thought, 'He's so big, I can't miss him.'

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