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.
Born in a cave with a snake and a wolf for brothers, Hel is the daughter of a giantess and of Loki, the god of mischief -- it's no wonder that Hel is unusual too.
Hel, the half-dead, goddess daughter of giantess, Angrboda, and god, Loki, lives in the frosted world of Jotunheim.
It certainly gives a whole different slant to this familiar tale as we hear the story from the point of view of the Giantess, Violet.
At six'4", she the giantess of DC Metro--a tough cop who's played by the rules on her long path to becoming a detective in the city she loves.
A giantess who towered above the men in a sleeveless aqua muumuu.
Anne's, where, as she sits contemplating the possibility of Mark's death, a giantess in a "flame coloured robe" accompanied by several dwarfs enters from the garden gate (304-05).