Main definitions of David in English

: David1David2

David1

proper noun

  • (died c.962 bc), king of Judah and Israel c.1000–c.962 bc. In the biblical account he was the youngest son of Jesse and killed the Philistine Goliath; on Saul's death, he became king, making Jerusalem his capital. He is traditionally regarded as the author of the Psalms, though this has been disputed.

Pronunciation:

David

/ˈdeɪvɪd/

Main definitions of David in English

: David1David2

David2

proper noun

  • 1The name of two kings of Scotland.

    1. 1.1David I(c.1084–1153), sixth son of Malcolm III, reigned 1124–53. In 1136 he invaded England in support of his niece Matilda's claim to the throne, but was defeated at the Battle of the Standard in 1138.
    2. 1.2David II(1324–71), son of Robert the Bruce, reigned 1329–71. His reign witnessed a renewal of fighting with England, with Edward III supporting the pretender Edward de Baliol. His death without issue left the throne to the Stuarts.

Pronunciation:

David

/ˈdeɪvɪd/