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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 De·li·lah /dɪˈlaɪlə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·li·lah n. The mistress of Samson, who betrayed him (--Judges xvi.); hence, a harlot; a temptress.
    Other Delilahs on a smaller scale Burns met with during his Dumfries sojourn.   --J. C. Shairp.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who
           betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him
           of his strength
      2: a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive [syn:
         enchantress, temptress, siren, femme fatale]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    languishing, a Philistine woman who dwelt in the valley of Sorek
    (Judg. 16:4-20). She was bribed by the "lords of the
    Philistines" to obtain from Samson the secret of his strength
    and the means of overcoming it (Judg. 16:4-18). She tried on
    three occasions to obtain from him this secret in vain. On the
    fourth occasion she wrung it from him. She made him sleep upon
    her knees, and then called the man who was waiting to help her;
    who "cut off the seven locks of his head," and so his "strength
    went from him." (See SAMSON.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Delilah, poor; small; head of hair