Goliath

noun
Go·​li·​ath | \ gə-ˈlī-əth How to pronounce Goliath (audio) \

Definition of Goliath

1 : a Philistine champion who in I Samuel 17 is killed by David
2 : giant

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Examples of Goliath in a Sentence

the family-owned company lost the contract to a multibillion-dollar Goliath

First Known Use of Goliath

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Goliath

Hebrew Golyath

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“Goliath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Goliath. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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