Goliath

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noun Go·li·ath \gə-ˈlī-əth\

Definition of Goliath

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

  2. 2 :  giant

Examples of goliath in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of goliath

Hebrew Golyath


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