from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- David Died c. 962 B.C. 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.
- David, Saint c. 520-601. Patron saint of Wales. His shrine at St. David's in southwest Wales was an important place of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages.
- David, Gerard 1460?-1523. Dutch painter of religious subjects who is regarded as one of the most important Flemish primitives.
- David, Jacques Louis 1748-1825. French painter known for his classicism and his commitment to the ideals of the French Revolution. His works include The Oath of the Horatii (1785) and The Death of Marat (1793).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul.
- proper n. A patronymic surname common in Wales.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of davit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)
- n. patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
- n. (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)
Hebrew dāwīd, beloved, kinsman (sense uncertain); see dwd in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Greek Δαυίδ from the Hebrew דּוד, meaning "beloved". (Wiktionary)