Goliath - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ɡəˈlaɪəθ|
Brit.  |ɡəˈlʌɪəθ|

noun

- (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshot (syn: goliath)
- someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful (syn: behemoth, colossus, giant, goliath, monster)

Examples

...the family-owned company lost the contract to a multibillion-dollar Goliath...

He was a Goliath in the field of otolaryngology and a living legend in his time.

India was multi-racial, it was a goliath of a country with 168 languages.

...in most David vs. Goliath contests, people are generally minded to side with the underdog...

the biggest upset since David beat Goliath

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