Goliath: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gu-lī'uth), [key]
— n.
  1. the giant warrior of the Philistines whom David killed with a stone from a sling. I Sam. 17:48–51.
  2. (usually l.c.) a giant.
  3. (usually l.c.) a very large, powerful, or influential person or thing: a neighborhood grocery competing against the supermarket goliaths.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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