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David

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noun Da·vid \ˈdā-vəd\

Definition of David

  1. 1 :  a Hebrew shepherd who became the second king of Israel in succession to Saul according to biblical accounts

  2. 2 :  underdog 1

Davidic play \də-ˈvi-dik, dā-\ adjective


Origin of david

Hebrew Dāwīdh


First Known Use: before 12th century


David

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biographical name Da·vid \ˈdä-vət\

Definition of David

  1. Gerard ca 1460–1523 Du. painter




David

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biographical name Da·vid \dä-ˈvēd\

Definition of David

  1. Jacques-Louis 1748–1825 Fr. painter




David

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geographical name Da·vid \dä-ˈvēth\

Definition of David

  1. town W Panama pop 77,057




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