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giant adj : of great mass; huge and bulky; "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp" [syn: elephantine, gargantuan, jumbo]


1 any creature of exceptional size
2 a person of exceptional importance and reputation [syn: colossus, behemoth, heavyweight, titan]
3 an unusually large enterprise; "Walton built a retail giant"
4 a very large person; impressive in size or qualities [syn: hulk, heavyweight, whale]
5 someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful [syn: goliath, behemoth, monster, colossus]
6 an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fair tales
7 a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun) [syn: giant star]

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see Giant



Via Middle English from Old French, ultimately from Latin gigas; compare French géant


  • Hyphenation: gi·ant


  1. A mythical human of very great size
  2. Specifically, any of the Gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology.
  3. A very tall person.
  4. A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (eg. red giant, blue giant).
  5. An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes.


mythical human
Greek mythological creature
very tall person
luminous star


giant (no or )
  1. Very large.



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See also: Gigante
giant in German: Giant
giant in Modern Greek (1453-): Γίγαντας
giant in Spanish: Gigante
giant in French: Géant
giant in Italian: Giant
giant in Dutch: Giant
giant in Polish: Olbrzym
giant in Portuguese: Gigante
giant in Japanese: ジャイアント
giant in Slovak: Obor
giant in Chinese: 巨人

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