David

noun
Da·​vid | \ ˈdā-vəd How to pronounce David (audio) \

Definition of David

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

Other Words from David

Davidic \ də-​ˈvi-​dik How to pronounce David (audio) , dā-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of David

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for David

Hebrew Dāwīdh

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“David.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/David. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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David biographical name (1)

Da·​vid | \ ˈdä-vət How to pronounce David (audio) \

Definition of David

 (Entry 1 of 3)

Gerard circa 1460–1523 Dutch painter

David

biographical name (2)
Da·​vid | \ dä-ˈvēd How to pronounce David (audio) \

Definition of David (Entry 2 of 3)

Jacques-Louis 1748–1825 French painter

David

geographical name
Da·​vid | \ dä-ˈvēt͟h How to pronounce David (audio) \

Definition of David (Entry 3 of 3)

town in western Panama population 77,057

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