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

 Go·li·ath /gəˈlaɪəθ/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by
           David with a slingshot
      2: someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
         [syn: giant, behemoth, monster, colossus]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    great. (1.) A famous giant of Gath, who for forty days openly
    defied the armies of Israel, but was at length slain by David
    with a stone from a sling (1 Sam. 17:4). He was probably
    descended from the Rephaim who found refuge among the
    Philistines after they were dispersed by the Ammonites (Deut.
    2:20, 21). His height was "six cubits and a span," which, taking
    the cubit at 21 inches, is equal to 10 1/2 feet. David cut off
    his head (1 Sam. 17:51) and brought it to Jerusalem, while he
    hung the armour which he took from him in his tent. His sword
    was preserved at Nob as a religious trophy (21:9). David's
    victory over Goliath was the turning point in his life. He came
    into public notice now as the deliverer of Israel and the chief
    among Saul's men of war (18:5), and the devoted friend of
      (2.) In 2 Sam. 21:19 there is another giant of the same name
    mentioned as slain by Elhanan. The staff of his apear "was like
    a weaver's beam." The Authorized Version interpolates the words
    "the brother of" from 1 Chr. 20:5, where this giant is called

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

 Goliath, passage; revolution; heap