giant


1gi·ant

noun \ˈjī-ənt\

: a legendary creature usually thought of as being an extremely large and powerful person

: a person or thing that is very large, powerful, or successful

Full Definition of GIANT

1
:  a legendary humanlike being of great stature and strength
2
a :  a living being of great size
b :  a person of extraordinary powers
3
:  something unusually large or powerful
gi·ant·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of GIANT

  1. the land of the giants
  2. <the Great Pyramids of Egypt are giants among the world's architectural wonders>

Origin of GIANT

Middle English giaunt, from Anglo-French geant, from Latin gigant-, gigas, from Greek
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GIANT

2giant

adjective

: very large : much larger or more powerful than normal

Full Definition of GIANT

:  having extremely large size, proportion, or power

Examples of GIANT

  1. a giant-size box of detergent
  2. <the giant sycamore tree that dwarfs our house is almost 250 years old>

First Known Use of GIANT

15th century

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