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 for goliath
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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, goliath, behemoth, monster, colossus]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "Goliath":
     Antaeus, Atlas, Briareus, Brobdingnagian, Charles Atlas, Cyclops,
     Gargantua, Hercules, Orion, Polyphemus, Samson, Superman, Tarzan,
     Titan, bully, bullyboy, colossus, giant, gorilla, muscle man,
     powerhouse, stalwart, strong man, strong-arm man, the mighty,
     the strong, tough, tough guy, tower of strength

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

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