masc. proper name, in Old Testament second king of Israel and Judah and author of psalms, from Hebrew Dawidh, literally "darling, beloved friend." The name was common in England and Scotland by 12c., but much earlier in Wales. A nickname form was Dawe, hence surnames Dawson, Dawkins. A top 10 list name for boys born in the U.S. from 1934 to 1992.
1. I had to admire David's vow that he would leave the programme.
2. Captain David Clement and 150 commandos stormed the port this morning.
3. David said nothing, but simply nodded, as if understanding perfectly.
4. Elizabeth David enthuses about the taste, fragrance and character of Provencal cuisine.
5. David was worried about major reorganisations taking place at work.