• WordNet 3.6
    • n David (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)
    • n David French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)
    • n David patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Julie Nixon, daughter of Richard Nixon married David Eisenhower, grandson of Dwight Eisenhower
    • n David An obsolete form of davit.
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  • Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain
    “Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.”
  • Philip Streifer
    Philip Streifer
    “After finding no qualified candidates for the position of principal, the school board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of David Steele to the post.”


In literature:

David, David," she whispered, "how wonderful!
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
Now, with David here, she wanted David, not Simon.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Trees do not bear fruit all year round in this part of the world, David.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Help your sister to some bread, David.
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
David Jewett Pastor of a Chh: in New London.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
All the people likened John of Leyden to David, and rallied round him, proclaiming him king.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
David, as you shall learn, was the finest fiddler of them all.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Will you sell it to me, David?
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Previous to this an attempt had been made by David Tygart and a Mr.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
DAVID SHUTT, first sergeant, mustered in Aug. 14, 1862; promoted from sergeant March 1, 1863; mustered out with company May 24, 1863.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
David's intention to keep from his wife and family what had occurred that morning, failed.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
The ransoms of two captive kings, John of France and David of Scotland, paid for the two higher wards.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Look here, Tom, you had, I think, better call David, and tell him to put the pony in and drive you back to the station.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
Mr. Murdstone made David's mother give him hard tasks and lessons to do, and when David recited them he and his sister both sat and listened.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
How should a boy with his name, David Bartholomew, be anything but a Jew?
"The House in Town" by Susan Warner
Your king David hit the truth more surely," he went on addressing David, "when he said, 'The Lord is the portion of my inheritance.
"Trading" by Susan Warner
David, Solomon, Isaiah, Ezekiel, look upon it in this light.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
David Lawrence was a gentleman.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Good-by, good-by, David my heart, David my love, David, David, good-by.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
What did David do for the great King Saul and how did Saul treat David in return?
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

In poetry:

The root of David here, we find,
And offspring is the same:
Eternity and time are joined
In our Immanuel's name.
"Hymn 16" by Isaac Watts
"Once have I sworn (I need no more)
And pledged my holiness,
To seal the sacred promise sure
To David and his race.
"Psalm 89 part 5" by Isaac Watts
Let those who think they stand beware,
For David stood before;
Nor let the fallen soul despair,
For mercy can restore.
"David's Fall" by John Newton
He, the true David, Isr'el's King,
Blest and beloved of God,
To save us rebels, dead in sin,
Paid his own dearest blood.
"Psalm 35 part 2" by Isaac Watts
How long the race of David held
The promised Jewish throne!
But there's a nobler cov'nant sealed
To David's greater Son.
"Psalm 89 part 1" by Isaac Watts
But the worst fooled man I ever saw,
Was when poor David Rand
Sold out for flour and sugar;
The sugar was mixed with sand.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

Photo by DAVID KELLY, David Kelly.
Jessica Lynn Blackburn , daughter of Mark and Sherri Blackburn of North East, is engaged to David Andrew Karotka, son of David and Joan Karotka of Erie.
(AP Photo/David Goldman, file David Goldman).
Cheryl and David Clark of Ipswich announce the engagement of their daughter Mallory Elizabeth to David McAlister Buff , son of Janet and S. Joseph Buff of New Bern, NC.
We asked Chef David Burke , the man behind David Burke Townhouse, David Burke at Bloomingdales and Fishtail by David Burke , to name his top-five cookbooks.
New collections from critics David Thomson and David Denby, Richard Burton 's candid journaling, and more.
New collections from critics David Thomson and David Denby, Richard Burton's candid journaling, and more.
John David Faison of Waverly and Ms Pamela Barfield Faison of Matoaca announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lauren, to Brandon Colin Yandle, son of Dr and Mrs David Kent Yandle of Chester.
It's hard for David Venable to stop being David Venable.
OTTAWA—The saga of David Bain, wrongly convicted for the 1995 murders of his parents, brother and two sisters, is New Zealand's equivalent of the judicial dramas of Guy Paul Morin, David Milgaard and Donald Marshall in Canada.
From a screaming crowd at MTV to a squealing mob in Rockefeller Plaza, American Idol's David Cook and David Archuleta owned New York today.
We asked Chef David Burke, the man behind David Burke Townhouse, David Burke at Bloomingdales and Fishtail by David Burke, to name his top-five cookbooks .
Joy and David Stoleson were set on building a modest yet one-of-a-kind home on a lot they had bought near La Crosse , Wis. "We thought it would be really cool to design and build our own house," said David.
Spain's David Ferrer returns a ball to Czech Republic 's Tomas Berdych during their Davis Cup finals tennis match in Prague, Czech Republic , Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 PETR DAVID JOSEK — AP Photo.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a DVD taken from the London stand of his 2006 world tour featuring guest spots by David Bowie, Graham Nash and David Crosby.

In science:

Randjbar-Daemi, Alexei Smirnov and David Sutherland, for stimulating dicussions and useful remarks.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
We would like to thank first David Block for the great effort he has put into making this event a real success.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
David, Simplicial quantum gravity and random lattices, in Gravitation and Quantization, Les Houches 1992 Session LVII, B.
Phase transitions and random matrices
We would like to thank Pierre Astier, Andrei Gruzinov, David Hogg, Jim Peebles, Roman Scoccimarro and Matias Zaldarriaga for useful discussions.
Comments on "A Supernova Brane Scan"
We thank David Wands for pointing out a possible error in eq. (40) of the previous version based on the conformal transformation argument.
Inflationary spectra in generalized gravity: Unified forms
David Levin helped us to articulate some of the concepts presented herein.
Structure of large random hypergraphs
This concept is due to David Mumford, see for a masterly exposition.
On equations defining coincident root loci
The authors wish to thank Chinh Le, Michelle Parry, David Schleef, Dave Seaman, Christopher Tong, and A. W.
Random Distance Distribution for Spherical Objects: General Theory and Applications to n-Dimensional Physics
Thanks are also due to Jerry Davis, Paul Ginsparg, Jerry Grossman, Oleg Khovayko, David Lipman, Heath O’Connell, Grigoriy Starchenko, Geoff West and Janet Wiener for providing data used in some of the examples.
Random graphs as models of networks
Rev. B 45, 2167 (1992). 24 As spins and bonds get decimated, the number of spins coupled to a given spin (or its effective coordination number) gets bigger and bigger, which is typical when couplings beyond 1D are present (see, e.g., Olexei Motrunich, SiunChuon Mau, David A.
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
For example, the development of supersonic motions by the development of TI similar to our results in §4.1 in the context of cooling flows and of proto-globular cluster clouds has been observed by David et al. (1988) and Kang et al. (2000), respectively.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
We thank David Aldous, Jean-Fran¸cois Le Gall and Balint Virag for stimulating discussions.
Random Planar Lattices and Integrated SuperBrownian Excursion
Neufeld et al., 1990] Eric Neufeld, David Poole, and Romas Aleliunas.
Evaluating Defaults
We thank Alan Middleton, Po-zen Wong and David Belanger for useful comments.
Ground state numerical study of the three-dimensional random field Ising model
HC acknowledges the support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Alfred P.
A study of random laser modes in disordered photonic crystals