A person or thing of colossal power or achievement.
In the Bible, a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a stone and sling.
(bible, person, proper) The Philistine giant killed by the young David with a stone shot from a sling: 1 Sam. 17:4, 49
Alternative capitalization of Goliath.
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Origin of goliath
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Goliath Sentence Examples
He was called by his adversaries "the Goliath of the Protestants."
Elhanan of Bethlehem slew the giant Goliath of Gath, and David's own brother Shimei (or Shammah) overthrew a monster who could boast of twenty-four fingers and toes.
On this occasion a procession escorting figures of two giants, Goliath, called locally Goyasse, and Samson, forms the chief feature of the celebration.
That they have been affected by the growth of popular tradition is patent from the traces of duplicate narratives, from the difficulty caused, for example, by the story of Goliath, and from a closer study of the chapters.
Hamilton made Imbros his headquarters, and troops also were sometimes collected there owing to its vicinity both to Helles and to Anzac. Within the Dardanelles the battleship " Goliath " had been torpedoed by the Turkish destroyer " Muavenet-i-Milliye " on May 13; on the other hand British submarines were performing invaluable service, diving under the mine-fields, causing havoc amongst enemy craft in the channel itself and higher up, and threatening Ottoman communications with the peninsula.