Definition of Goliath in English:

Goliath

Line breaks: Go|li¦ath
Pronunciation: /gəˈlʌɪəθ
 
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  • 1(In the Bible) a Philistine giant, according to one tradition slain by David (1 Sam. 17), but according to another slain by Elhanan (2 Sam. 21:19).
  • 1.1 (as noun also goliath) A person or thing of enormous size or strength: the two unassuming hippies took on a corporate Goliath
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    • People in the U.S. may be complacent to a degree when it comes to their entertainment, but as a rule they don't take kindly to corporate Goliaths picking on the little guy.
    • In terms of physical strength Roscommon were truly the Goliaths and despite Sligo's best efforts there was no fairytale ending to this one.
    • He rarely has time to stop and think about the A-Z of musical Goliaths he has worked with, but he muses, ‘I've been very fortunate.’

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