David

Primary Meanings of David

1.
n
(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)
2.
n
French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)
3.
n
patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
Full Definitions of David
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n (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)

Example of:
Rex, king, male monarch
a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
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n French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)

Synonyms:
Jacques Louis David
Example of:
painter
an artist who paints
3

n patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)

Synonyms:
Saint David, St. David
Example of:
patron saint
a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

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