David: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dā'vid for 1, 2, 5 Fr. da&wdspcvēd' for 3, 5 Sp. dä&sylpvē&thslash' for 4, 5), [key]
— n.
  1. died c970 b.c., the second king of Israel, reigned c1010–c970, successor to Saul: slayer of the Philistine giant Goliath.
  2. Also calleda.d. c510–601?, Welsh bishop: patron saint of Wales.
  3. 1748–1825, French painter.
  4. a city in SW Panama. 70,700.
  5. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “beloved.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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