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from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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