giantess


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gi·ant·ess

 (jī′ən-tĭs)
n.
A female giant.

gi•ant•ess

(ˈdʒaɪ ən tɪs)

n.
1. (in folklore) a female being of human form but superhuman size and strength.
2. any very large woman.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.giantess - a female giantgiantess - a female giant      
giant - an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
Translations

giantess

[ˈdʒaɪənˈtes] Ngiganta f

giantess

[ˈdʒaɪəntɛs] ngéante fgiant killer nvainqueur m surprise (équipe de second plan qui parvient à battre une grande équipe)giant-killing [ˈdʒaɪəntkɪlɪŋ] n (mainly British)victoire f surprisegiant size giant-sized [ˈdʒaɪəntsaɪzd] adj [packet] → géant(e)

giantess

nRiesin f
References in classic literature ?
She was a terrifying-looking person; almost a giantess in height, raw-boned, with iron-grey hair, a face always flushed, and prominent, hysterical eyes.
Glad, of course," echoed the giantess of the amber satin, more meekly than ever.
The moon-face of the giantess brightened for the first time.
On one occasion she bade me go and challenge the famous giantess of Seville, La Giralda by name, who is as mighty and strong as if made of brass, and though never stirring from one spot, is the most restless and changeable woman in the world.
She was going to the fountain Artacia from which the people bring in their water, and when my men had come close up to her, they asked her who the king of that country might be, and over what kind of people he ruled; so she directed them to her father's house, but when they got there they found his wife to be a giantess as huge as a mountain, and they were horrified at the sight of her.
His own woman was of the party--a veritable giantess, a virago of the first magnitude--and she was evidently the only thing in the world of which Usanga stood in awe.
On the young lady screaming, as well she might, the phantom giantess vanished" O'Donnell states that the spectre was supposed to be that of a woman who had made a bet she could jump her horse over a high hedge at Red Bank but had died in the attempt.
Begin waving your arms in any elaborate manner and make motions with your hands as though you were Mandrake feeling up a sexy giantess.
The once self-confident, rational journalist falls for the winged giantess, who dictates to him, stuffs a handful of cold cream in his mouth to silence him (143), seduces him with her narrative and makes him realize in a state of mental tumult that he has been duped, turned into a real clown and that with a broken heart and arm "he cannot write or type" (145).
Of all these female monstrosities, including "L'Anitona gulliveriana" of the Tentazioni di Dottor Antonio, the giantess and the gynecological whale of Casanova, the cigarette store clerk of Amarcord, Oenotea of Satyricon, the critic finds in La Saraghina "la piu esplicita e inquietante epifania dell'ostinata fantasma.
When he was married to Nicole Kidman, the ginger giantess, he looked like something you might find in a Kinder Surprise.
The Boston band - who were originally called plain Giantess but had to rename themselves because of a copyright clash - feature keyboard players Jan Rosenfield and Chase Nicholls, synth/sampler specialist Karl Hohn and drummer Joey Sulkowski.