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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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giant

adj gigante
References in classic literature ?
Only in the garden of the Selfish Giant it was still winter.
This Giant and these Pygmies being children of the same mother(that is to say, our good old Grandmother Earth), were all brethren, and dwelt together in a very friendly and affectionate manner, far, far off, in the middle of hot Africa.
To his dismay and astonishment he found a Giant lying at the entrance of the wood; he was about to run off as fast as his legs could carry him, when the Giant called out: 'Don't be afraid, I won't harm you.
The road led him up a mountain, and when he had reached the highest point of it, there sat a powerful giant looking peacefully about him.
With this the Giant pushed his big arms, which looked like tree-trunks (except that tree- trunks don't wear pink velvet) between the iron bars, and the arms were so long that they touched the opposite wall of the rock passage.
The sun was setting when a loud noise aroused us, the door of the hall was violently burst open and a horrible giant entered.
asked Ozma, regarding the giant with wondering eyes.
Towards the Knight, so weak that he could scarcely hold his sword, this Giant came stalking.
One of these was the proprietor of a giant, and a little lady without legs or arms, who had jogged forward in a van; the other, a silent gentleman who earned his living by showing tricks upon the cards, and who had rather deranged the natural expression of his countenance by putting small leaden lozenges into his eyes and bringing them out at his mouth, which was one of his professional accomplishments.
It was a brief but splendid spectacle, that of this giant, pale, bloody, his countenance lighted by the fire of the match burning in surrounding darkness
He approved highly of the giant Morgante, because, although of the giant breed which is always arrogant and ill-conditioned, he alone was affable and well-bred.
His stick had rested a moment while he looked to see the giant topple into the water, when down came the other upon his head, whack