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gi·ant

 (jī′ənt)
n.
1.
a. A person or thing of great size.
b. A person or thing of extraordinary power, significance, or importance: a giant in the field of physics; automotive industry giants.
2.
a. Greek Mythology One of a race of humanlike beings of enormous strength and stature who were destroyed in battle with the Olympians.
b. A being in folklore or myth similar to one of these beings.
3. A gymnastic maneuver in which the body is swung, fully extended, around a horizontal bar.
adj.
Marked by exceptionally great size, magnitude, or power: a giant wave; a giant impact.

[Middle English, from Old French geant, jaiant, from Vulgar Latin *gagās, gagant-, from Latin gigās, from Greek.]

giant

(ˈdʒaɪənt)
n
1. a mythical figure of superhuman size and strength, esp in folklore or fairy tales. Also (feminine): giantess
2. a person or thing of exceptional size, reputation, etc: a giant in nuclear physics.
3. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth any of the large and powerful offspring of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth) who rebelled against the Olympian gods but were defeated in battle
4. (Pathology) pathol a person suffering from gigantism
5. (Astronomy) astronomy See giant star
6. (Mining & Quarrying) mining another word for monitor8
adj
7. remarkably or supernaturally large
8. (Architecture) architect another word for colossal
[C13: from Old French geant, from Vulgar Latin gagās (unattested), from Latin gigās, gigant-, from Greek]
ˈgiant-ˌlike adj

gi•ant

(ˈdʒaɪ ənt)

n.
1. (in folklore) a being with human form but superhuman size and strength.
2. a person or thing of unusually great size or power.
3. a person or thing of extraordinary importance, achievement, etc.: one of the giants of aviation.
adj.
4. unusually large; gigantic; huge.
5. of extraordinary power, importance, or achievement.
[1250–1300; Middle English geant < Old French < Latin gigant-, s. of gigās < Greek Gígās member of a mythical race of gigantic beings]
gi′ant•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.giant - any creature of exceptional sizegiant - any creature of exceptional size  
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
2.giant - a person of exceptional importance and reputationgiant - a person of exceptional importance and reputation
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
3.giant - an unusually large enterprise; "Walton built a retail giant"
enterprise - an organization created for business ventures; "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"
4.giant - a very large persongiant - a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
large person - a person of greater than average size
5.giant - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerfulgiant - someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
6.giant - an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
Argus - (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes
Cyclops - (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
giantess - a female giant
ogre - (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings
Jotun, Jotunn - (Norse mythology) one of a race of giants often in conflict with the Aesir
Mimir - (Norse mythology) giant who lives in the roots of Yggdrasil and guards the well of wisdom
7.giant - a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)giant - a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
Adj.1.giant - of great mass; huge and bulky; "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

giant

adjective
1. huge, great, large, vast, enormous, extensive, tremendous, immense, titanic, jumbo (informal), gigantic, monumental, monstrous, mammoth, colossal, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, stupendous, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), elephantine, ginormous (informal), Brobdingnagian, humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) a giant oak table a giant step towards unification
huge tiny, miniature, dwarf, Lilliputian, pygmy or pigmy
noun
1. ogre, monster, titan, colossus, leviathan, behemoth a Nordic saga of giants and monsters

giant

noun
One that is extraordinarily large and powerful:
Slang: whopper.
adjective
Translations
مارِدجَسِيمشَخْص عِمْلاق، عَظيم جداضَخْمعِمْلاق
obrobrovskýobří
kæmpekæmpe-kæmpestorkapacitetgigant
giganto
jättiläinenjättiläismäinenjättiläistähtigigantti
נפיל
divdivovski
óriás
risa-risistórmenni
巨人巨大な
거대한거인
didis žmogusmilžinas
gara milzisgigantisksmilzīgsmilzis
velikanvelikanskiorjak
jättejätte-
ยักษ์ใหญ่สูงใหญ่
devdev gibidev gibi biriiri yarı kişiçok büyük
công ty lớnkhổng lồ

giant

[ˈdʒaɪənt]
A. N
1. (physically) → gigante/a m/f
2. (fig) (in importance, power) → gigante m
Sol, the computer giantSol, líder en ordenadores
he was a giant among actorscomo actor fue un coloso
B. ADJ [tree, star] → gigantesco; [animal, insect, bird, plant] → gigante; [portion] → gigantesco, enorme; [packet] → gigante, familiar; [strides] → de gigante
C. CPD giant panda Npanda mf gigante
giant slalom Nslalom m gigante

giant

[ˈdʒaɪənt]
n
(in story)géant(e) m/f
(= big company) → géant(e) m
(= outstanding figure) → géant(e) m/f
a giant of opera → un géant de l'opéra
adjgéant(e), énorme
They ate a giant meal → Ils ont mangé un énorme repas. giant size

giant

nRiese m; (= star also)Riesenstern m; (fig)(führende) Größe; (= company)Gigant m; a giant of a manein Riese (von einem Mann); football giantFußballass nt, → (führende) Größe im Fußball; insurance/publishing giantGroßversicherung f/-verlag m; one of the giants in his fieldeiner der Großen auf seinem Gebiet; the giant of opera, Luciano Pavarottider Gigant der Oper, Luciano Pavarotti
adj (= huge)riesig, riesenhaft, Riesen-; hillenorm; (in animal names) → Riesen-; giant(-size) packetRiesenpackung f; giant tortoiseRiesenschildkröte f

giant

:
giant killer
n (fig)Goliathbezwinger(in) m(f)
giant-killing (fig)
nGoliathbezwingung f
adj attr Spain’s giant French Open championder spanische Favoritenschreck und French-Open-Gewinner
giant panda
nGroßer Panda, Riesenpanda m

giant

[ˈdʒaɪənt]
1. ngigante/essa (fig) → gigante m, colosso
2. adj (fern, panda) → gigante; (strides) → da gigante
giant (size) packet → confezione f gigante

giant

(ˈdʒaiənt) feminine ˈgiantess noun
1. (in fairy stories etc) a huge person. Jack met a giant when he climbed the beanstalk.
2. a person of unusually great height and size.
3. a person of very great ability or importance. Einstein is one of the giants of twentieth-century science.
adjective
of unusually great height or size. a giant cod; a giant fern.

giant

جَسِيم, مارِد obr, obrovský kæmpe, kæmpestor Riese, riesig γίγαντας, γιγαντιαίος gigante, gigantesco jättiläinen, jättiläismäinen géant div, divovski gigante 巨人, 巨大な 거대한, 거인 gigantisch, reus kjempe, kjempestor olbrzym, olbrzymi gigante гигант, огромный jätte, jätte- ยักษ์ใหญ่, สูงใหญ่ dev, dev gibi công ty lớn, khổng lồ 巨人, 庞大的

giant

a. gigante, de un tamaño grande anormal;
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___ cell tumortumor de células ___ -s.

giant

adj gigante
References in classic literature ?
Don't let that young giant come near me, he worries me worse than mosquitoes," whispered the old lady to Amy, as the rooms filled and Laurie's black head towered above the rest.
By a fence he had stopped and beating like a giant woodpecker upon the top board had shouted at George Willard, condemning his tendency to be too much influenced by the people about him, "You are destroying yourself," he cried.
Did you see anything of my giant Koku as you came in?
All about me giant grasshoppers, twice as big as any I had ever seen, were doing acrobatic feats among the dried vines.
The naked body of his antagonist afforded Heyward no means of holding his adversary, who glided from his grasp, and rose again with one knee on his chest, pressing him down with the weight of a giant.
It lies upon the Present like a giant's dead body In fact, the case is just as if a young giant were compelled to waste all his strength in carrying about the corpse of the old giant, his grandfather, who died a long while ago, and only needs to be decently buried.
The very law that condemned her -- a giant of stem featured but with vigour to support, as well as to annihilate, in his iron arm -- had held her up through the terrible ordeal of her ignominy.
In the centre of the road stood an enormous tulip-tree, which towered like a giant above all the other trees of the neighborhood, and formed a kind of landmark.
And there with the strained craft steeply leaning over to it, by reason of the enormous downward drag from the lower mast-head, and every yard-arm on that side projecting like a crane over the waves; there, that blood-dripping head hung to the Pequod's waist like the giant Holofernes's from the girdle of Judith.
She was so young--not quite sixteen--and small for her age, a mere child; and she had just been married--and married to Jurgis,* (*Pronounced Yoorghis) of all men, to Jurgis Rudkus, he with the white flower in the buttonhole of his new black suit, he with the mighty shoulders and the giant hands.
Jim is a giant in strength, and brave as death and despair, and so am I.
Sir Launcelot put his shield afore him, and put the stroke away of the one giant, and with his sword he clave his head asunder.