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.
'Do you know the Giantess in question, Daisy?' inquired Steerforth.
Come and enjoy yourself, but in order that my brothers mayn't see you, put this band round your waist and then you'll be invisible.' With these words he handed the Herd-boy a belt, and walking on in front he led him to a fountain where hundreds of Giants and Giantesses were assembled preparing to hold a wedding.
'Well then, why did you begin with your detestable red-nosed giantesses? And she would, she would, she would, she would, she WOULD powder it!' cries Rosa, in a little burst of comical contradictory spleen.
The normal limit of such a board is ten thousand wires, and will always remain so, unless a race of long-armed giantesses should appear, who would be able to reach over a greater expanse of board.
Late in Writers Theatre's enchanting, emotionally satisfying revival of "Into the Woods," the fairy tale characters blame each other for their shared plight, which has placed them at the mercy of a vengeful giantess pursuing the person responsible for her husband's death.
He has children by a giantess who are monsters: Fenrir the wolf, the Midgard Serpent, and the giantess Hel.