David Definition

dāvĭd
noun
A masculine name: dim. Dave, Davey, Davy; fem. Davida, Vida.
Webster's New World

(died 970? b.c.) The second king of Israel and Judah (c. 1000-c. 970), succeeding Saul: as a youth he killed Goliath, and he is the reputed writer of many Psalms.

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Synonyms:
St. Davidsaint davidjacques louis david
pronoun

The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul in the Old Testament.

Wiktionary
A male given name.
Wiktionary

A patronymic surname​ common in Wales.

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proper name
(6th cent. a.d.); Welsh bishop: patron saint of Wales: his day is March 1
Webster's New World
1084-1153; king of Scotland (1124-53)
Webster's New World
1748-1825; Fr. neoclassical painter.
Webster's New World
other
Patron saint of Wales. His shrine at St. David's in southwest Wales was an important place of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages.
American Heritage

Origin of David

  • Hebrew dāwīd beloved, kinsman (sense uncertain) dwd in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Greek Δαυίδ from the Hebrew דּוד, meaning "beloved".

    From Wiktionary

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