goliath goliath  /ɡə ˈlaɪ əθ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshot
  2. (n) someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

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News

  1. Wimbledon Tennis 2013 Semifinals: Preview and Predictions for Men's Draw

    After five rounds of action at Wimbledon 2013, we'll finally be treated to the semifinal matchups we all predicted at the tournament's start nearly a week-and-a-half ago.  OK, so few probably predicted that Jerzy Janowicz and Juan del Potro would be here. But Andy Murray and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic are still alive, which sets up two intriguing David vs. Goliath scenarios on opposite ends of ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. The ‘Big Tall Sandwich’: A Recipe For Winning Online by @jasonciment

    Creating a successful website experience is just as challenging for a garage based startup as it is for the goliath multinational organization. What both business entities have in common though – which levels the playing field – is that they both have the same screen size window of opportunity to reach and connect with customers. Whether that screen [...] Author information Jason Ciment I am the ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Search Engine Journal

  3. Rendering Reveals: New Looks at Super Tall 'Burg Hotel That Might Still Happen

    Just because Hotels Week is over doesn't mean the possibility of a sleek new hotel doesn't get us all aflutter. In this case, the hotel in question is the 40-story goliath proposed for the site adjacent to the domed,...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

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Quotes

  1. "The odds were always going to be very long for a relatively unknown candidate like myself, a little bit like David and Goliath," Bayh said in a statement on the newspaper Web site.
    on Dec 16, 2006 By: Evan Bayh Source: Forbes

  2. "We're under the radar. It's being billed as a David and Goliath situation. But that's OK," Colorado Rockies reliever Matt Herges said Monday. "We're as confident as anybody, we're as hot as anybody. We think we're as good as anybody."
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Matt Herges Source: SI.com

  3. "They went off with OS 2, we were left with good old Windows, and sure enough the David versus Goliath story came out with the right ending," said Gates, eliciting laughter from the crowd of 830 Microsoft employees.
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Bill Gates Source: USA Today

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