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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a stone and sling.
  • n. A person or thing of colossal power or achievement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A giant famous for his battle with David.
  • proper n. Any large person or thing; someone or something that is abnormally large or powerful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as goliath-beetle.
  • n. In ornithology, the giant heron, Ardea goliath, of Africa.
  • n. In mech., a form of crane of exceptional power.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
  • n. (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshot

Etymologies

After Goliath.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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