David meaning

dāvĭd
The second king of Judah and Israel. According to the Bible, he slew the Philistine giant Goliath and succeeded Saul as king. He is the reputed author of many of the Psalms.
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(name, person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Dave, Davey, Davy; fem. Davida, Vida.
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Patron saint of Wales. His shrine at St. David's in southwest Wales was an important place of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages.
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(person) 1084-1153; king of Scotland (1124-53)
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(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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(person) (6th cent. a.d.); Welsh bishop: patron saint of Wales: his day is March 1
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(Digital Audio/Video Interactive Decoder) An operating system for set-top boxes from the Microware Software Division of RadiSys Corporation, Hillsboro, OR (www.microware.com). Based on Microware's OS-9 real-time operating system, it is used for interactive TV, video-on-demand and Internet applications. Microware Systems Corporation, Des Moines, IA, was acquired by RadiSys in 2001. See OS-9.
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David is defined as a man's name that often refers to the second king of Israel and Judah in the Bible.

An example of a famous person with the name David is movie actor/producer David Arquette.

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A male given name.
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The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul in the Old Testament.
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A patronymic surname​ common in Wales.
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(person) 1748-1825; Fr. neoclassical painter.
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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