• WordNet 3.6
    • n goliath someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
    • n Goliath (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshot
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The biggest bug in the world is the Goliath Beetle which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces and be 4.5 inches long
    • n Goliath Same as goliath-beetle.
    • n Goliath In ornithology, the giant heron, Ardea goliath, of Africa.
    • n Goliath In mech., a form of crane of exceptional power.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Goliath beetle is about the size of your fist and can weigh as much as 3-4 ounces
    • n Goliath gō-lī′ath a giant
    • v.i Goliath to exaggerate extravagantly
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  • Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain
    “Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.”


In literature:

He wished he had a heavy Turkish bow, the kind he had used at the battle of the Well of Goliath.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Bala visibly gloats over the gory head of Goliath, and intensely admires David as he operates upon it.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
Who hath enchanted Goliath?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
It was now risen to the heights of David against Goliath.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
And what is your errand, Goliath?
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
Splendid ale it was, too, the stuff to induce you to make faces at Goliath.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
Here on these sands the giant, Goliath, strode out pompously to be slain by a stun from a sling sent by David when he wuz a shepherd boy.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
Why, Goliath of Gath wasn't in it with that fellow, according to Hart's nephew!
"Santa Fé's Partner" by Thomas A. Janvier
It was the same kind of a sling as the one with which David slew Goliath.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
Don't you see how Goliath got in?
"The Boarded-Up House" by Augusta Huiell Seaman

In poetry:

King of Israel, hail!
Now thou art king indeed. The youth has conquer'd:
Goliath's dead.
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
Eliab. But what wild dream
Has urged thee to this deed of desperate rashness?
Thou mean'st, so I have learn'd, to meet Goliath,
His single arm to thine.
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
Thou great Goliath, stay thy frown!
Boast not thyself in thy great strength,
The brooklet's stone may bring thee down!
Thy sword may clip thy head at length!
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
It is not always to the strong
Victorious battle shall belong.
This found Goliath huge and tall:
Mightiest giant of them all,
Who in the proud Philistian host
Defiëd Israel with boast.
"David" by Charles Lamb
With loud voice Goliath said:
"Hear, armed Israel, gatherëd,
And in array against us set:
Ye shall alone by me be met.
For am not I a Philistine?
What strength may be compared to mine?
"David" by Charles Lamb
Why, this is mockery, minion? it may chance
To cost thee dear. Sport not with things above thee!
But tell me who of all this numerous host
Expects his death from me! Which is the man
Whom Israel sends to meet my bold defiance?
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More

In news:

Goliath is a friendly, sweet cat looking for a home- and would make a great addition to your family.
Oceanografia completes agreement to acquire 'OSA Goliath ' from CarVal Investors.
Kptm.com Goliath Acquires Catalog of Faith Based Films.
In the David and Goliath world of e-commerce, smaller web merchants can feel daunted going against Amazon.com Inc, No.
David meets Goliath as Tebow's Broncos host powerful Pats.
Goliath Grouper Numbers Rise Off Florida.
ASU brings a Goliath to do battle.
David vs Goliath , business-style: Part 1.
Kashmir's David vs Goliath battle against corruption.
Franco gets David & Goliath license.
Jay Franco & Sons has just acquired the David & Goliath license for bedding and bath from Haywin Textile Products, which is currently assessing its long-term future.
Why Goliath Is Investing In David.
Why the NCAA Basketball Championship Is No David and Goliath Story.
Being the 'David' to Verizon's LTE goliath : MetroPCS.
LIU-UNC is 'David vs Goliath '.

In science:

Carr, B. J., Coley, A. A., Goliath, M., Nilsson, U. S. and Uggla, C. 2000 The state space and physical interpretation of self-similiar spherically symmetric perfect-fluid solutions.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
For the operation in magnetic field, the GOLIATH magnet was used, providing a field adjustable up to 1.5 T perpendicular to the horizontal beam-plane.
Status of the Cylindical-GEM project for the KLOE-2 Inner Tracker
The left panel displays typical 1σ confidence contours for a SNAP simulation (dashed line; Goliath et al. 2001) and for the Supernova Cosmology Pro ject (dotted line; Perlmutter et al. 1999), besides our corresponding contour (solid line), all for typical cosmological constant (w = −1) models.
Quasar clustering redshift distortion constraints on dark energy
This approach is implemented in a computer program called GOLIATH.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Manipulating matter by attempting to beat these forces in the lab is a biblical business fit for Goliath: he’ll need high energy collisions, large and expensive particle accelerators, and radiation safety training.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation